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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

United Nations, New York, 13 May 2011

President Deiss in Lebanon and Italy



The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, arrived in Beirut today, 13 May 2011. Since 2007, President Deiss has been a member of the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University in Beirut. In this capacity, he will attend the inauguration of a campus at St Joseph University today.

On the fringe of his private visit, President Deiss will pay a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon.

President Deiss will be in Italy on 16 and 17 May. He will attend a conference hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Security Council reform. He will also hold bilateral talks with Italian authorities.

In Rome, President Deiss will also meet with the Executive Director of the World Food Programme.