The First vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and the Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, met on 22 September in New York with the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

During the meeting, the EU expressed its determination to further strengthen the strategic partnership with the UN in shaping the multilateral agenda, and reiterated its support of the implementation of the UN’s reforms, in times of uncertainty.

The EU promised to increase its ambition to respond to global challenges and to continue to demonstrate leadership in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda, and reiterated its commitment to contribute to regional and global peace and security, as well as to sustainable development and human rights.

The meeting was also an opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in Africa, Syria, Libya, Middle East Peace Process, Venezuela as well as the Iran nuclear deal.