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Zeman to speak against Islamic State in UN

September 26, 2015

Czech president may meet Syrian foreign minister during four-day trip

Prague/New York, Sept 26 (ČTK) – Czech President Miloš Zeman today leaves for a four-day visit to New York where he will attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its foundation.

Zeman has repeatedly said he will call for a joint struggle against Islamic State, now dominating a large part of Iraq and Syria during his speech in the United Nations.

Zeman is scheduled to deliver the speech on Tuesday night CET.

He is expected to appeal for the creation of an anti-terrorist unit under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council and for the cooperation of international community in the struggle against Islamic terrorism.

Zeman is expected to return home on Wednesday noon.

According to speculations, Zeman may meet Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem during his presence at the General Assembly.

The Presidential Office has not confirmed the information, only saying that Zeman will negotiate with Syrian diplomats.

Zeman is travelling to the US for the second time this year. In March, he attended a conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) there.

In his speech, he supported Israelis and pleaded for a coordinated action of the international community against Islamic terrorism.

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