Distinguished civil society representatives,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am indeed delighted to be with you.
I thank the President of the General Assembly, together with the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, for gathering us here today.
I would also like to thank the leadership of His Excellency. Mr. Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan and H.E. Mr. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, the co-facilitators of the outcomes of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.