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Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit New York as Sweden assumes presidency of UN Security Council
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will visit New York on 8–11 January in connection with Sweden's presidency and membership of the UN Security Council. During her visit, Ms Wallström will meet the new Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, and representatives of the other countries on the Security Council.
On 10 January, Sweden will host a ministerial-level open debate in the Security Council on conflict prevention. The debate will be the Secretary-General's first formal meeting with the Security Council. The aim is to give him and the Member States a basis for strengthening the UN's efforts to prevent the lapse and relapse into conflict. The debate will be led by Ms Wallström.