UN Security Council to meet Trump in Washington

US President Donald Trump will meet UN Security Council ambassadors in Washington on April 24, 2017.
US President Donald Trump will meet UN Security Council ambassadors in Washington on April 24, 2017. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

NEW YORK (AFP) - UN Security Council ambassadors will travel to Washington on April 24 to meet with US President Donald Trump and US lawmakers, a senior diplomat said Wednesday (April 5).

The meetings are likely to focus on Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and proposed US cuts to UN funding, said the diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity.

During his election campaign, Mr Trump dismissed the United Nations as "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time."

The United States holds the presidency of the 15-member council for the month of April, providing the new administration with an opportunity to showcase its foreign policy priorities.