The President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, met virtually today with H.E. Mr. Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States.

They discussed the ongoing work of the United Nations and the General Assembly, including on Myanmar, Syria, and the response to COVID-19.

The President outlined his priorities for the 75th session, such as advancing gender equality and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable, including the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). He emphasized the need to address the plight of Palestine refugees and resolve the conflict to achieve the vision of two States living side by side in peace and security.

The President highlighted the long history of cooperation between the United Nations and the United States and underscored the importance of multilateralism in addressing global challenges, including COVID-19. In that context, he also endorsed the need to enhance the role of civil society in international decision-making.

29 March 2021