President Ali to make maiden address to UN General Assembly
President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali is expected to make his inaugural national address to the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow.
Guyana is listed as the second nation to make its presentation during the 75th UNGA and will be doing so on behalf of the Group of 77 (G-77) and China.
The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) opened on September 15, 2020 with the high-level General Debate commencing on Tuesday.
Guyana was admitted to membership in the United Nations by resolution on September 20, 1966, during the 21st regular session of the General Assembly. Since then the country has maintained an active presence and visible profile in the organisation.
President Ali has praised the UN for its commitment to ensuring democracy prevails in Guyana.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Hugh Todd had delivered the keynote address at the 49th Meeting of the Chairpersons of the G-77 Chapters on September 15. Minister Todd stated that Guyana was proud for the second time, to be leading the Group in its efforts to advance the cause of sustainable development, by shaping international cooperation and defining critical aspects of multilateral normative and legal frameworks.