January 27, 2023

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President Klaus Iohannis, at the UN General Assembly

President Klaus Iohannis will lead the Romanian delegation that will participate, on Tuesday and Wednesday, in New York, at the high-level segment of the 77th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

According to the Presidential Administration, the participation of the president in this year’s session will be an opportunity to highlight Romania’s position regarding the current global challenges, in the context of the illegal and unprovoked aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which requires solidarity, unity and quick reaction, based on compliance with international law.

“President Klaus Iohannis will also highlight, in his national intervention, the need for common solutions regarding other global challenges such as energy security, climate change, food security and access to education,” the quoted source says.

The theme of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly is ‘Solutions through solidarity, sustainability and science’. Among the priorities of this year’s session will be peace and human security, sustainable development, the principle of ‘leaving no one behind’, social inclusion, cyber security, human rights, biodiversity, water management and managing global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, based on scientific data.

President Klaus Iohannis, at the UN General Assembly

The high-level general debate segment begins on Tuesday, marking the most important annual international event of multilateral diplomacy. On Tuesday, on the first day of the high-level segment of the general debates, the head of state will support the national intervention in the plenary session of the UN General Assembly.

The Presidential Administration also informs that, at the invitation of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, leader of the African Union, the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, and the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, President Iohannis will participate in the Global Food Security Summit. On this occasion, the head of state will send a message regarding our country’s efforts to support grain transit from Ukraine and to respond to global concerns regarding avoiding a food crisis.

In the margin of the UN General Assembly, the Transforming Education Summit (TES) will also take place, during which the president will transmit a video message in which he will refer to a series of commitments of Romania in the field of education, in line with meeting objectives. At the initiative of Klaus Iohannis, Romania will co-chair the thematic line ‘Teachers, teaching and teaching career’.

The program of the head of state also includes a series of established formal events, included in the program of each high-level segment of the UN General Assembly. As part of his participation in the UN General Assembly, President Klaus Iohannis will have a bilateral meeting with the President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass.

The head of state’s visit to the United States of America will also include a trip to San Francisco (California) on Thursday and Friday. On this occasion, President Klaus Iohannis will have a meeting with members of the Romanian community. He will also meet with representatives of the management of some companies in the field of innovative technologies, states the Presidential Administration, cites Agerpres.

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