The President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, held a meeting with H. E. Ms. Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.

They exchanged views on the prospects for the 74th session of the General Assembly and the Minister talked about the new government’s reinforced engagement to multilateralism.  In this context, she noted the nomination of a Vice-President focusing on implementing agenda 2030 domestically.  She stressed Spain commitment to “walk the talk”.  

Regarding the 75th anniversary of the organization, the Minister stressed the importance of the UN in managing interdependence.  They both discussed the need to focus toward the future and of engaging young people in this reflection.  The Minister reaffirmed Spain commitment to defend the women’s rights agenda and the importance not to erode the gains made to date.

H.E. Tijani Muhammad-Bande thanked the Minister for her visit and her country strong support for the United Nations.  He welcomed Spain’s support to H.E. Mr. Agustín Santos Maraver, Permanent Representative of Spain, serving as co-facilitator for consultations with Member States on the outcome of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review and Spain’s focus on the victims of terrorism.  The President looked forward to working with the Minister throughout the remainder of the 74th Session of the General Assembly.