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The gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly is a unique forum for the international community to address global issues. The sixty-sixth session opened in New York on 13 September 2011. The UK delegation, led by the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary, were active throughout the Assembly, met key counterparts and advanced UK foreign policy across the board. They were accompanied by seven other Ministers from across Government.
In pictures: Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham meets Foreign Minister’s of Gabon, Sudan and South Sudan
**Friday 23 September
The UN, the international community and Somalia’s political leaders, in particular the Transitional Federal Institutions, must join together to demonstrate our collective commitment to building a lasting peace across Somalia - Foreign Secretary speaks at UN meeting on Somalia
The Foreign Secretary also met the Foreign Ministers of France (photo), Turkey and Portugal.
UK priorities included the Middle East Peace Process, the Arab Spring, Somalia, Commonwealth issues, the emerging powers and trade issues. The Prime Minister made a speech to the UN General Assembly on 22 September. The Foreign Secretary attended Foreign Ministers meetings on the Middle East, the Commonwealth, Somalia, preventive diplomacy and a high level meeting on Nuclear Safety.