UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, in August plans to visit Israel and the Palestinian authority, according to the website Ynet, citing its own sources. The press service of the UN has not yet commented on this information.
The report said that Guterres will meet with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and heads of power structures. He also intends to visit the memorial complex «Yad Vashem».
During the visit, Antonio Guterres, visits the Palestinian authority and a meeting with the leadership of the Palestinian authority.
This will be the first visit by Guterres in Israel and the PA after the inauguration of the UN Secretary General on 1 January 2017.
António Guterres. Biography
António Guterres was born in Lisbon in 1949. Received higher education in the higher technical Institute, where he taught from 1973 to 1975, and was associated with some of the Catholic youth movements. In 1974 and entered politics, joining the Socialist party of Portugal. In 1992 he became the General Secretary of the party, and from 1995 to 2002 he headed the government of Portugal.
For ten years, from 2005 to 2015, worked for the UN high Commissioner for refugees. In addition to his native Portuguese, also speaks Spanish, French and English.
Approved for the position of UN Secretary-General on 13 October 2016. Took office on January 1, 2017.