The President of the 76th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, met today with the Permanent Representative of Eritrea, H.E. Sophia Tesfamariam.

The Permanent Representative of Eritrea informed the President on Eritrea’s first Voluntary National Report (VNR) which will be presented during the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2022,  as well as the ongoing situation in the Horn of Africa.

The President briefed Ambassador Tesfamariam on the upcoming special events that he will be organizing that are in line with Africa’s priorities during the rest of the 76th session, notably on Agenda 2063, debt sustainability and the “Moment of Nature” event.

Both sides also discussed other relevant topics such as multilateralism, climate change, food security and PGA’s recent travels in Cote d’Ivoire and Angola.

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