78th UNGA, New York: PM Anwar will speak at General Debate 22nd Sept.2023

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KUALA LUMPUR SEPT 20: The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is leading Malaysia’s delegation to the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (78th UNGA) in New York, United States of America from 20th to 24th September 2023.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, this will be the first appearance by Prime Minister Anwar at the United Nations General Assembly as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

“The Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver Malaysia’s National Statement at the General Debate on 22nd September 2023. The theme for this year’s General Debate is “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”

“The theme focuses on regaining momentum and accelerating action towards sustainable development. This calls on Member States to undertake coordinated action to rebuild international peace and security; incentivize bold and decisive leadership in the fight against climate change; and, bolster efforts to promote the full enjoyment of human rights and dignity by all,” the statement said.

The statement added, in line with the theme of the 78th UNGA, Prime Minister is expected to share Malaysia’s efforts in addressing climate change and actions towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. Prime Minister is also expected to address Malaysia’s concern on global conflicts, such as the situation in Palestine and Myanmar.
The Ministry also mentioned while in New York, Prime Minister is scheduled to have a Roundtable Meeting with Fortune 500 Companies; engagement session with Invest Malaysia New York; a forum with members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); and interviews with international media organisations such as Bloomberg and CNN.

According to the Ministry, Prime Minister is also scheduled to have bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the 78th UNGA. The bilateral meetings will provide an opportunity for leaders to discuss various areas of cooperation, as well as exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

“The Prime Minister will also host a dinner reception for the Malaysian diaspora in New York. Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir is expected to participate in meetings and events involving various international and regional groupings and on thematic issues at the margins of the 78th UNGA. Foreign Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts to discuss various bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest,” the statement said.

Other accompanying the prime minister, Cabinet Ministers is scheduled to have separate programmes during the 78th UNGA. Malaysia’s active engagement during the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly underscores Malaysia’s commitment towards advancing issues that are important to the country at the multilateral level especially at the United Nations.

Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir; Minister of Home Affairs, Senator Saifuddin Nasution Ismail; Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz; Minister of Health, Dr. Zaliha Mustafa; as well as senior government officials. – Malaysia World News

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