President Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) begins his first trip outside Europe after the outbreak on Sunday. He flies to New York in the morning, where he plans to hold several meetings with the United Nations from Monday. In the second half of the week, at the invitation of former Google boss Eric Schmidt, he wants to stay in the Rocky Mountain state of Montana to attend an informal conference with business, media and political decision makers from around the world. .
Highlights of the Big Apple trip to the UN on Monday. Meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and a speech on stability at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOC) on Tuesday. There are bilateral appointments in a program run by the Austrian Max Hollin Museum of Art or handing over citizenship to the descendants of Holocaust victims. Kurs wants to meet with former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. When he is absent for more than a week, the Chancellor is represented in Vienna by Vice-Chancellor Werner Kokler (Greens).
Kurz was last seen at the UN in New York. Visited Headquarters in September 2018 during the UN General Assembly. The last visit to the United States took place in July 2019. After being voted out of office as president, he went on a study tour to IT companies in Silicon Valley. In February 2019, then-US President Donald Trump received the presidency at the White House. Another meeting of the two was marred by an epidemic in March of the previous year.
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