Tehran (IP) - Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations announced that the Iranian President will deliver a virtual speech on the first day of the 76th General Assembly in New York.

Iran PressAmerica: Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi said that the speech of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) began on September 14, with the General Debate — a chance for representatives from all 193 member states to speak in front of the chamber — starting the following week. 

The week-long General Debate, which will draw diplomats from all over the world to New York, will be the highlight of the event. 

The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021.


The Iranian delegation headed by Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdolhian will arrive in New York on Monday and have several meetings, he added.

Takht-e-Ravanchi highlighted meetings of the Iranian delegation as to be bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of other countries, meetings on regional issues such as Yemen and Afghanistan developments, and high-level meetings on energy, food system, racial discrimination, and the need to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.

Iran's ambassador to the UN also announced that Amir-Abdollahian would meet with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. 

Takht-e-Ravanchi said that the Iranian Foreign Minister would have meetings with Iranian researchers, journalists living in the United States, and various think tanks.


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