9/21/11 (AEIN) U.S. President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning after addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, according to an official schedule issued by the White House. The schedule indicates that he was to meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at 12:25 and top U.N. officials at one o'clock in the afternoon.
After a luncheon and talks with the U.N. Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly, Obama will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 3:45 and French President Nicolas Sarkozy one hour later. The schedule leaves significantly more time for the President to hold talks with Netanyahu than Noda or Sarkozy. Next, Obama will hold a brief meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and longer talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. NHK reported on Wednesday that Obama will attempt to convince Abbas to cancel a U.N. resolution on Palestinian statehood.
Following a General Assembly reception, the U.S. leader will embark on a flight to Andrews Air Force Base and return to the White House by eleven o'clock Eastern time. The schedule indicated that First Lady Michelle Obama also visited the U.N. headquarters. Many world leaders and other high-ranking officials have traveled to New York to attend the General Assembly session.