Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan | UAE Foreign Minister Image Credit: Gulf News Archives/WAM

Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is leading a 107-member delegation of the UAE to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

The delegation includes Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future; Dr Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs; Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State. Shaikh Abdullah will address the General Assembly on September 29.

* Trump willing to meet Iranian leader, says Pompeo

President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani when world leaders gather at the United Nations this week, said the top US diplomat.

“He’s happy to talk with folks at any time,” US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a pre-recorded interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “The president’s been pretty clear about that.”

Trump will address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and host a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday. Depending on the agenda that Trump sets for the Security Council meeting, Iran’s president may be in the room.

* Meeting between US and Turkey not on table, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that meeting his US counterpart Donald Trump during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York is not currently on the table.

“If a demand comes from Washington, we will evaluate it,” Erdogan said in Istanbul, prior to his departure for New York. The relationship between the two Nato allies has significantly deteriorated in recent years over a series of rifts, including the continued detention of a US pastor in Turkey.