From 16 to 18 May 2018, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will visit the United States of America for a meeting with the US President Donald J. Trump’s Assistant for National Security Affairs, John R. Bolton, and taking part in a session of the United Nations Security Council.
On 16 May, Edgars Rinkēvičs together with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia and Lithuania will meet the National Security Advisor John R. Bolton to discuss preparations for the NATO summit to be held in Brussels this coming July and share views on regional and security policy issues of current importance.
On 17 May, the Foreign Minister will participate in the UN Security Council’s debate in New York. Edgars Rinkēvičs intends to draw the Council’s attention to the special importance of compliance with international law, the responsibility of the Council for the maintenance of international peace and security, and the need for bringing to justice those who violate international law.
Any state which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate in the UN Security Council debate on the role of the strengthening of international law in upholding peace and security across the globe organised by Poland as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Poland has been elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years – from 2018 to the end of 2019. Poland is presiding over the Security Council in May.