Csaba Kőrösi, the President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has acknowledged the proactive engagement of the Maldives at the United Nations.
As part of his ongoing official visit to Washington D.C. and New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid met with his successor, the President of the 77th UNGA session on Wednesday.
The Maldivian minister congratulated Kőrösi for the excellent initiatives undertaken during his GA presidency, particularly in the context of climate change, sustainable development and gender equality.
He also shed light on the role of science he has played in addressing crises such as climate change.
The meeting saw FM Shahid sharing experiences from the Presidency of the 76th Session of the UNGA.
FM Shahid went on to extend gratitude to Kőrösi for continuing the President of the General Assembly Fellowship, which was established during Shahid’s presidency of the 76th session.
The fellowship is aimed at young diplomats from underrepresented countries including Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).
During the meeting, Kőrösi applauded FM Shahid on his work during his time as the UNGA president, including the resolution to commemorate the International Day of Women in Diplomacy and the establishment of the President of the General Assembly Fellowship.
State Minister Khaleel, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the UN Thilmeeza Hussain and Deputy Permanent Representative of Maldives to the UN Dr. Ibrahim Zuhuree accompanied Minister Shahid.