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President Ashe meets with H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the Parliament of Denmark

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, New York, 23 June 2014

President Ashe meets with H.E. Mr. Mogens LykketoftThe President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the Danish Parliament and Denmark's candidate for President of the Seventieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Discussions focused on the role of the President of the General Assembly, best practices and lessons learned from the President of the Sixty-eighth Session.

President Ashe emphasized the importance of close engagement with Member States in building trust and confidence. He shared his experience in setting priorities for his Presidency, and in the execution of that agenda. He also outlined key upcoming events through to the Seventieth Session of the General Assembly.

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe (left) with H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the Parliament of Denmark - Photo/ Bill Bly