“Multilateralism is not dead” – President Juncker and High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini relaunch cooperation with the United Nations and the African Union

President Jean-Claude Juncker met, together with High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, with UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday in New York in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly to relaunch the strong EU – UN cooperation. 

President Juncker said: “We are here to say that the multilateral approach is not dead, it has to be maintained – it is the only chance we have to shape the future of the globe, in a way acceptable for all stakeholders.” See the full remarks and the joint press statement. The meeting was followed by a trilateral meeting with the African Union (AU), represented by the Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, where they agreed to take further action towards reinforcing synergies and coordination to tackle global challenges together. Today, President Juncker will address the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, which will gather numerous world leaders who will discuss global peace in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela; you can follow President Juncker‘s speech live on EbS (around 13:00 local time, 19:00 CET). The President will also have bilateral meetings with Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, and Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chairperson of the African Union. In the evening, he will attend a reception hosted by the President of the United States, Mr Donald Trump. Audiovisual coverage will be available on EbS