Today, President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with H.E. Ms. Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

 They discussed the important role of the International Criminal Court in the multilateral system and, in particular, in the international justice system, to contribute to strengthening accountability, protection of human rights and the promotion of rule of law. 

 They also discussed the priorities of the Presidency of Hope and prospects for cooperation, including as part of high-level meetings and other initiatives at the General Assembly. 

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

27 September 2021.