Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Qatari diplomat elected as President of UN General Assembly

Qatari diplomat elected as President of next session of General Assembly


“An experienced Qatari diplomat who has served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations for more than a decade was today chosen by the world body’s 192 Member States to be the next President of the General Assembly.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, 57, who was elected this afternoon by acclamation, will succeed Joseph Deiss of Switzerland when he takes over the presidency in mid-September as the 66th session of the General Assembly begins.
Accepting the post with “great honour,” Mr. Al-Nasser said he was becoming President at a time when the world is facing “enormous political, social, economic and environmental challenges”

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