PRESS RELEASE: Travel to Qatar to Participate in Doha Forum


UN GA President to travel to Qatar to participate in Doha Forum


UNITED NATIONS, New York, 19 May 2016 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, will travel to Qatar on Saturday to participate in the 16th session of the Doha Forum entitled “Stability and Prosperity for All”.

The President will join a large number of decision makers, experts, academics, business leaders and civil society participants from around the world to discuss ways of achieving regional and global stability and prosperity in light of the major challenges facing the world today.

The President has been invited to speak at the opening session of the Doha Forum on 21 May and intervene during the first plenary session on the theme: “International and regional status quo and the means to meet the challenges”.

During this visit, the President will be accompanied by Chef de Cabinet Tomas Anker Christensen and Senior Advisor Pierre-Christophe Chatzisavas. All travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the Government of the State of Qatar.

Following his visit to Qatar, Mr. Lykketoft will continue his travels to Turkey to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.


Media contact:

Ulla Oestergaard, Deputy Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, E: | T: +1 646 388 3080

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