Abdulla Shahid, the President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, will be visiting Guyana on Friday and Saturday for talks with President Dr. Irfaan Ali and other government officials.
This visit comes just days before the 77th UN General Assembly, slated to begin at the body’s Headquarters in New York, United States of America (USA), from Monday.
See below full statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:
The President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid will be in Guyana for an official visit from 9 to 10 September 2022.
His Excellency Shahid assumed the presidency in September 2021 following his election by the Member States of the United Nations. This is the first time that a Maldivian national is serving in this position.
His Excellency Shahid themed his term in office a “presidency of hope” and focused on five priority themes – recovering from COVID-19, rebuilding sustainably, responding to the needs of the planet, respecting the rights of all, and revitalizing the United Nations. His practical efforts to promote gender equality and youth development were notable hallmarks of his presidency as well as the attention he gave to the development challenges that many small, developing states are encountering.
During his visit, the President of the General Assembly will have engagements with His Excellency President Mohamed Irfaan Ali and other Government Ministers.