Opening of 73rd United Nations General Assembly

On Tuesday 25th September, over 130 Heads of State took part in the opening of the 73rd United Nations Organisation (UNO) General Assembly, in the city of New York. The opening included 300 parallel events, while the general debate in which various issues of interest are being covered began on Tuesday.

H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was present at the huge world event, and has been in New York since Monday 24th as the leader of Equatorial Guinea, a country occupying a position as Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council.

At the summit in 2017, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo proposed to the organisation the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction in order to achieve true peace on the planet.

The main theme of the meeting this year was overseen by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, and dealt with the UN being relevant for all people, so that there is global leadership and shared responsibility for peaceful and sustainable societies.

The General Assembly also paid tribute to the recently departed Former General Secretary of the UN, the Ghanaian Kofi Annan, with the phrase “A life in the service of Humanity”.

At the same time, the current General Secretary, the Portuguese Antonio Guterres, stated that the world was suffering from a disorder of a lack of trust, and the main democracies are under siege.

Furthermore, the speeches of various leaders highlighted the words of President Donald Trump, the current situation in Syria and North Korea, and accusations directed at the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Various leaders led by Brazil initiated a cycle of speeches which will continue over the next few days, and the voice of Equatorial Guinea will be heard on Thursday 27th, before the 130 delegates from around the world.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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