06 September, 2006
The program of the UN Security Council for the month on September was presented by the council's president, when Greece will chair the body, Greek Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis, during a press conference he gave on Tuesday night at the organization’s headquarters.
Vassilakis referred to the issues which will concern the members of the Security Council.
Middle East and Africa will dominate in the Security Council's work program for the month of September.
Also planned are discussions on Afghanistan and Kosovo, while at the same time, the members of the Security Council are expected to also discuss during this month Iran's nuclear program.
Most of the topics are linked with the re-examination of the mission of the peacekeeping forces, both in the region of the Middle East as well as of Africa.
Finally, Ambassador Vassilakis referred to the talks which are being organized by Greece, as presiding country of the UN Security Council. The debate will take place on September 20, on a foreign ministers level, on the topic "Cooperation of the United Nations with regional organizations for the maintenance of international peace and security."
Replying to a question on the Cyprus issue, the permanent representative of Greece at the UN said that the issue is not expected to be discussed during September "unless there are dramatic developments."
Present during the press conference were also deputy permanent representative of Greece at the UN, Alexandra Papadopoulou, and the director of the Greek Press Office in New York, Theodosis Dimitrakopoulos.
Source: Athens News Agency