The President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, met today with H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of the State of Kuwait.

They discussed a range of regional topics, including: the situation in Palestine; food insecurity in Yemen; and positive developments in the Gulf region that resulted from Kuwaiti mediation.

Other topics of discussion included: the importance of multilateralism; the impacts of COVID-19; the need to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the situation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS); and business continuity at the United Nations.

The President said that today’s in-person General Assembly meeting on Palestine and the Middle East showed the world that the United Nations was alive and functioning – and that he expected more in-person presence going forward. He also highlighted the solution-oriented approaches of the General Assembly, which was the United Nations’ most representative platform.

The meeting took place in the President’s office at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

20 May 2021