[Trilingual as delivered]
Dear President Sassoli,
Distinguished Members of the European Parliament,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to finally be back in Brussels.
Having myself been a member of the Portuguese Assembly for 17 years, I am particularly honoured to address the European Parliament.
We live at a time when the strategic partnership between the European Union and the United Nations is more indispensable than ever.
And on behalf of the United Nations, let me begin with two words: