Election of the President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly
5 June 2018
– AS DELIVERED –
STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. MIROSLAV LAJČÁK, PRESIDENT OF THE 72ND SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AT THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT FOR THE 73rd SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for being here.
I will speak very briefly.
First, to congratulate Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés on her election as the next President of the United Nations General Assembly.
She will be only the fourth woman to hold this position, in the history of the United Nations.
Frankly, four out of 73 is not a record to be proud of. But I am glad we are getting ourselves on track.
The next few months will be critical, as preparations begin, for the 73rd Session.
Your excellency, Madame President-elect, my door will always be open to you – for support and advice.
So, congratulations again.
And I thank all of you – for helping to make this election the most transparent and inclusive yet.
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