OBAMA AT THE UN: ”WE MUST DO MORE FOR THE REFUGEES”. TODAY A SUMMIT BETWEEN OBAMA AND PUTIN. It is going to be the first true bilateral conversation in two years between the two leaders.

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“Those who can, should do more to offer hospitality to refugees”, but those efforts “must match the hard work of diplomacy”.  Those are the words of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, pronounced during his speech at today’s summit of the UN on “the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”, with regard to  millions of refugees fleeing from conflicts in the largest refugee crisis since the second world war. Obama has announced also that the United States are making efforts in a new project to eliminate hunger and poverty from the world.

Iran, Syria and diplomacy are the topics of the American president’s speech held this morning, at 10 a.m. at the UN general assembly, according to an advance news from the White House. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Obama will discuss the progress that has been made, current turmoil, and the leadership needed to move forward. “Only those nations that cooperate one with another will succeed, whereas those that will choose the path of aggression will weaken”, explained Obama. On stage at the UN today there is also the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rather than the public discourse delivered to conquer the international audience and to reassure the internal one, will count what Putin and Obama are going to say to each other in private shortly after. It is going to be the first true bilateral conversation in two years between the two leaders. On the negotiating table will probably be solved two issues of the global geopolitical context: Syria and Ukraine. More likely, Russia will ask for a reduction of penalties, but will stand fast on the questions of Crimea and Assad.

With regard to the large migratory wave which struck Europe during these months, the UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, “praised Italy for its leadership in the efforts to find a solution to the crisis of migrants and refugees”. It happened during the meeting at the glass palace with the premier Matteo Renzi who today will be present at the encounter with American investors. “It is a mistake to think Europe without Russia – has said the Prime Minister, then added – The real risk for the EU is not Moscow, but the walls of Hungary”.

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