UNGA president to visit Dhaka on May 25-26

Diplomatic Correspondent

20 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

UNGA president to visit Dhaka on May 25-26

Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, will pay a two-day visit to Bangladesh on May 25-26 to hold meetings with high government officials and discuss the multilateral system and shared challenges.

He is also scheduled to visit the forcibly-displaced Muslim Rohingya population of Myanmar temporarily sheltered in Cox’s Bazar.

During the visit, he will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hold meetings separately with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on May 25 and discuss a wide range of issues on UN and Bangladesh partnership, global peace and the Rohingya crisis.

The UNGA president will deliver remarks to the Foreign Services Academy, UN officials in Dhaka told the Daily Sun on Wednesday.

“His statement will address the current international context -- with a focus on global crises and emergencies -- and reflect on the state of multilateralism and the United Nations system,” they added.

Volkan Bozkir will also meet the United Nations Country Team in Dhaka on May 25.

On May 26, he is scheduled to travel to Cox's Bazar to meet Rohingya populations living in makeshift camps and observe the vital work undertaken by UN Resident Coordinator and the UNHCR Representative.