The President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, met with H.E. Mr. Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Federal Republic of Austria. The President of the General Assembly commended the President of Austria for his “Initiative for more Climate Ambition” and for Austria’s support for strengthening the Office of the President of the General Assembly. She called for leadership from Member States to strengthen multilateralism, which was key to addressing the pressing global challenges such as climate change. They agreed on the urgency of implementing concrete measures to combat climate change and on the importance of building momentum and awareness leading up to the Climate Action Summit in September 2019.