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Lazar Mojsov (Yugoslavia)

Elected President of the thirty-second session of the General Assembly

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Mr. Lazar Mojsov who was elected today president of the 32nd session of the General Assembly is since 1976 Assistant Federal Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the SFRY. Before occupying this post, MR. Mojsov was the Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974. He also was in the same time ambassador of Yugoslavia to Guyana and to Jamaica.

The Yugoslav minister was in 1969 one of the vice-presidents of the 24th session of the General Assembly. In 1970, he was president of the Coordinating Committee and vice-president of the ECOSOC. He represented Yugoslavia in the Security Council in 1972, and presided over the Security Council in June 1972 and in September 1973.

Born in Negotino (Macedonia) on 19 December 1920. The Yugoslav minister graduated and took a doctor's degree from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. Mr. Mojsov participated in the People's Liberation War. He is a Member of the Anti-Fascist Assembly of the People's Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM).

From 1948 to 1951, he was attorney general of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Two years after, he became President of the Supreme Court of the same Republic. From 1953 to 1958, He was editor in chief of the daily “Nova Makedontja” and from 1958 to 1961, ambassador of the SFRY to Soviet Union as well as to Mongolia.

Returning to journalism in 1962, the new President of the General Assembly was from 1962 to 1964, Director and Editor-in-Chief of the daily "Borba".

In 1968 he was named President of the Commission of International Relations of the Federal Committee of the Socialist Alliance of Workers of Yugoslavia.

Before being named Permanent Representative of his country to the UN, MR. Mojsov was ambassador of the SFRY to Austria from 1967 to 1969 and to the Commission of Atomic Energy.

From 1945 to 1958, and from 1964 to 1967, Mr. Mojsov was four times elected to the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia and to the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. He was decorated with the Medal of Partisans of 1941 and of several national and foreign decorations.

Mr. Mojsov published several works and articles on the international relations, and on the history of the diplomacy. He gave conferences on international relations in a certain number of universities.

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