Ukrainian President Zelensky Visits New York Ahead of Important Meetings

Ukrainian President Zelensky Visits New York Ahead of Important Meetings

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, accompanied by his wife Elena, arrived in New York as photographs of their arrival began circulating online. The key purpose of Zelensky's visit to New York is to address the UN General Assembly during its High-Level Week. In addition, he is set to participate in various bilateral discussions.

Following his commitments in New York, Zelensky will head to Washington, D.C., where he is slated to hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden and several bipartisan members of Congress.

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly's High-Level Week is taking place in New York from September 19 to 23 and will resume on September 26. This significant event annually attracts global leaders, including heads of states, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and other dignitaries from international organizations.

Upon landing in New York City, Zelensky is not only set to engage with the UN General Assembly and President Biden but also with House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy. Zelensky took to social media, without specifying the platform, to inform: "Olena Zelenska and I have touched down in the U.S. for the UN General Assembly's High-Level Week and our subsequent visit to Washington, D.C. My schedule includes attending the General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, and the Security Council meetings at the UN. I'm also looking forward to several crucial bilateral discussions."

While Speaker McCarthy confirmed his meeting with Zelensky, he mentioned it would be a part of a bigger assembly with lawmakers from both sides. Although the exact attendees remain undisclosed, it's clear that it's a bipartisan group. McCarthy indicated that their discussion might be scheduled for Thursday, but he hasn't confirmed it yet.

On the other hand, certain House Republicans expressed reservations about extending further unconditional support to Ukraine. Some, like Representative Majorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, have made it clear that they oppose any more aid to the nation.