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13 Sep 2021 | Mon 16:49
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed
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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President Solih to address UN General Assembly for a second time
 
Maldives won the UNGA presidency for its 76th Session
 
His visit in 2019 was not only his first to the UNGA, but also the first time a Maldivian head of state was present in over seven years
 
President Solih addressed the UNGA during September 2019 as well

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly, once again.

RaajjeMV understands that the president will be delivering an address at the 76th session of the UNGA, to take place in New York on 21 September 2021.

The president will deliver his statement on the first day of the session and he is third in line. However, it is likely that the agenda might be amended. The session will take place from 6pm – 11:45pm.

According to some media outlets, President Solih will address the UNGA after the United States President Joe Biden.

The government is yet to publicize a list of officials that will join the delegation during the president’s trip to the U.S to join the UNGA.

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid won the election for the UNGA presidency in June. Shahid, who ran against Afghanistan’s Zalmai Rassoul, got 143 votes from the body.

President Solih addressed the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, during September 2019 for the first time. It was not only Solih’s first visit to the UNGA, but it was also the first time a Maldivian head of state was present in over seven years.

Last updated at: 3 months ago
Reviewed by: Imad Latheef
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