Tuesday, October 19, 2021

UNGA President Shahid to focus on climate change at Dubai Expo 2020

President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid is scheduled to deliver remarks revolving around impacts of climate change on small island states at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Meeting with the press to discuss an extensive range of topics including the UN General Debate, Covid-19 vaccination, climate change, youth, peace and security on Saturday, PGA Shahid revealed that he will be flying to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday night. He will be visiting the Dubai Expo 2020.

Tonight, I will fly to the United Arab Emirates to visit the Dubai Expo 2020. On 6 October, I will go to the Maldives for an official visit and will end these travels in Belgrade, Serbia, for the Conference on the 60th Anniversary of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement. I will be back in the Office on 13 October. But for the time being I am here and I am happy to take your questions.”

Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He will also be addressing biodiversity as well as delivering the key priorities of his “Presidency of Hope” during the Dubai Expo 2020.

Throughout the course of the trip, PGA Shahid will be meeting with UAE government officials, other dignitaries as well as stakeholders.

The Dubai Expo 2020 began on 1 October 2021 and proceed through 31 March 2022.

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