Who Needs Presidents?

Melinda Brouwer at U.S. Diplomacy flags a series of conversations the Council on Foreign Relations hosted with various heads of state and diplomacy during the opening of the UN General Assembly:

Those distinguished leaders include: Ali Babacan, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina; Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine; Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia; Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation; Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile; and David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom.

Brouwer’s got excerpts from the interviews, as well as all the individual links to both transcripts and video for each. I haven’t had a chance to go through them yet, but oddly enough the ones I’m looking forward to the most are the foreign ministers — Babacan, Lavrov and Miliband — rather than the presidents.