United Nations, New York, 20 August 2018 – The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, will visit the Principality of Liechtenstein on 24 August, and participate in the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, on 25 and 26 August.

In Vaduz, the President will meet with officials of the Principality of Liechtenstein, including: H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois von Liechtenstein; H.E. Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture; and H.E. Mr. Albert Frick, President of the Parliament.

While in the capital of Liechtenstein, President Lajčák will also attend a breakfast meeting with civil society representatives hosted by H.E. Mr. Martin Frick, Director of the Office for Foreign Affairs, on the role of philanthropy and civil society at the United Nations, as well as a lunch event on migration as part of the Sustainable Development Agenda hosted by the Foreign Minister.

In Alpbach, Austria, President Lajčák will participate in the Political Symposium of the European Forum Alpbach 2018 under the theme “Diversity and Resilience”. On the margins of the Forum, he will also deliver opening remarks at a high-level retreat organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Austria entitled “The resilience of values: Reconciling diversity and universality” and address a workshop on “The resilience of values: The role of national and multilateral institutions in strengthening the international system ”.

The President will travel to Liechtenstein with his Communications Adviser, Ms. Katharina Kandt, and his Personal Assistant, Ms. Vanda Šipošová and. In Austria, the President will be joined by his Chef de Cabinet, Mr. František Ružička, and Ms. Kandt.

Travel costs will be covered by the Trust Fund of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, with some support being provided by the Governments of Austria and Liechtenstein.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Katharina Kandt, Communications Adviser to the President of the General Assembly, +1 917 244 3890,