Greek Prime Minister prepares to address UN General Assembly  

Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in New York where he will address the 73rd UN General Assembly in two separate speeches.

The first at the Nelson Mandela Peace Conference and the second at the UN General Assembly plenary.

According to government sources, the Greek PM will address the major challenges for the international community in the coming period, with particular emphasis on the importance of defending democratic values and international law, as well as the importance of Greece as a pillar of stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans.

"Greece is taking a leading role in the search for solutions to the challenges of the economy, migration and regional stability," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday.

Tsipras is expected to also highlight that Greece has achieved the goal the prime minister announced in his speech in 2015 at the UN General Assembly: from being part of the problem in addressing the international, European and regional challenges in the economy, migration and regional stability, to becoming a force that is leading the way in finding solutions to these challenges.