Past General Assembly Debates

General Debate of the 71st Session

20 September 2016 to 26 September 2016

20 September 2016

Morning Session

Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General
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President of the General Assembly (opening)

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly
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Brazil

H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
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Chad

H.E. Mr. Idriss Déby Itno
President
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United States of America

H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
President
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Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
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Guyana

H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
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Qatar

H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AL-THANI
Amir
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Argentina

H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri
President
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France

H.E. Mr. François Hollande
President
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Malawi

H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
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Uruguay

H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez
President
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Jordan

H.M. Mr. Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
King
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Switzerland

H.E. Mr. Johann Schneider - Ammann
President
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Peru

H.E. Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski Godard
President
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Turkey

H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
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Fiji

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Ms. Theresa May
Prime Minister
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Canada

H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

Tunisia

H.E. Mr. Béji Caïd Essebsi
President
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Poland

H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
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South Africa

H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
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Slovenia

H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor
President
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Egypt

H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President
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Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
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Uganda

H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
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Portugal

H.E. Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President
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Mexico

H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto
President
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Spain

H.E. Mr. Don Felipe VI
King
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Zambia

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
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Panama

H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
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Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
President
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Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia
President
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Senegal

H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
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New Zealand

H.E. Mr. John Key
Prime Minister
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Italy

H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi
President of the Council of Ministers
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21 September 2016

Morning Session

Finland

H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö
President
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Zimbabwe

H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe
President
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Chile

H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
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Namibia

H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob
President
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China

H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang
Premier of the State Council
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Colombia

H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President
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Ghana

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama
President
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Afghanistan

H.E. Mr. Sarwar Danesh
Vice-President
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European Union

H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk
President
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Ukraine

H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko
President
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Kenya

H.E. Mr. William Ruto
Vice-President
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Saudi Arabia

H.H. Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Crown Prince
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Kuwait

H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al Sabah
Prime Minister
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Pakistan

H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister
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Myanmar

H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Japan

H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
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Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanović
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

Croatia

H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President
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Dominican Republic

H.E. Mr. Danilo Medina Sánchez
President
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Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
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Micronesia (Federated States of)

H.E. Mr. Peter Christian
President
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Latvia

H.E. Mr. Raimonds Vējonis
President
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

H.E. Mr. Bakir Izetbegović
Chairman of the Presidency
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Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Mr. José Mário Vaz
President
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Czech Republic

H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
Constitutional President
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Mozambique

H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
President
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Estonia

H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President
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Nauru

H.E. Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa
President
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Honduras

H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado
President
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Gambia (Republic of The)

H.E. Ms. Isatou Njie Saidy
Vice-President
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Ethiopia

H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Dessalegn
Prime Minister
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Romania

H.E. Mr. Dacian Julien Cioloș
Prime Minister
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Bangladesh

H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
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Georgia

H.E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Prime Minister
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Australia

H.E. Mr. Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister
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Thailand

H.E. Mr. General Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister
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Austria

H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
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22 September 2016

Morning Session

Cameroon

H.E. Mr. Paul Biya
President
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Cyprus

H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
President
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Sierra Leone

H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma
President
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Lithuania

H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaité
President
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El Salvador

H.E. Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
President
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
President
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Madagascar

H.E. Mr. Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana
President
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Kiribati

H.E. Mr. Taneti Maamau
President
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Benin

H.E. Mr. Patrice Athanase Guillaume Talon
President
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Côte d’Ivoire

H.E. Mr. Alassane Ouattara
President
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Palestine (State of)

H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
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Norway

H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg
Prime Minister
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Israel

H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
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Monaco

H.E. Mr. Serge Telle
Head of Government
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Lebanon

H.E. Mr. Tammam Salam
President of the Council of Ministers
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Iraq

H.E. Mr. Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister
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Netherlands

H.E. Mr. Albert Koenders
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Holy See

H.E. Mr. Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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Afternoon Session

Bulgaria

H.E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev
President
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Rwanda

H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
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Liberia

H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
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Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

H.E. Mr. Gjorge Ivanov
President
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Marshall Islands

H.E. Ms. Hilda Heine
President
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Angola

H.E. Mr. Manuel Domingos Vicente
Vice-President
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Guatemala

H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales
President
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Libya

H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj
President
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Serbia

H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić
Prime Minister
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Algeria

H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra
Deputy Prime Minister
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Turkmenistan

H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Greece

H.E. Mr. Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister
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Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Cuba

H.E. Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Malta

H.E. Mr. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister
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Equatorial Guinea

H.E. Mr. Agapito Mba Mokuy
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Paraguay

H.E. Mr. Eladio Ramón Loizaga Lezcano
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr. Puka Temu
Minister of State
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Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Yun Byung-se
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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23 September 2016

Morning Session

Albania

H.E. Mr. Bujar Nishani
President
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Guinea

H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé
President
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Niger

H.E. Mr. Mahamadou Issoufou
President
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Central African Republic

H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera
President
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Comoros

H.E. Mr. Azali Assoumani
President
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Yemen

H.E. Mr. Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour
President
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Haiti

H.E. Mr. Jocelerme Privert
Acting Head of State
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Luxembourg

H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel
Prime Minister
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Republic of Moldova

H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip
Prime Minister
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Samoa

H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister
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Belgium

H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Prime Minister
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Mauritius

H.E. Mr. Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister
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Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Sergey LAVROV
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Armenia

H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Germany

H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Ri Yong Ho
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Hungary

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sweden

H.E. Ms. Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Morocco

H.E. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

Mali

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
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Botswana

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
Vice-President
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Indonesia

H.E. Mr. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla
Vice-President
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South Sudan

H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai
Vice-President
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Nicaragua

H.E. Mr. Moises Omar Halleslevens Acevedo
Vice-President
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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith
Prime Minister
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Jamaica

H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness
Prime Minister
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Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare
Prime Minister
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Lesotho

H.E. Mr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili
Prime Minister
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Andorra

H.E. Mr. Antoni Martí Petit
Prime Minister
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Vanuatu

H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
Prime Minister
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

H.E. Mr. Ralph Gonsalves
Prime Minister
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Tuvalu

H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Prime Minister
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Sao Tome and Principe

H.E. Mr. Patrice Emery Trovoada
Prime Minister
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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

H.E. Ms. Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Uzbekistan

H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Ecuador

H.E. Mr. Guillaume Long
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Azerbaijan

H.E. Mr. Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

H.E. Mr. Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulongo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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24 September 2016

Morning Session

Timor-Leste

H.E. Mr. Rui Maria de Araújo
Prime Minister
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Saint Lucia

H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet
Prime Minister
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Antigua and Barbuda

H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne
Prime Minister
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Saint Kitts and Nevis

H.E. Mr. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister
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Swaziland

H.E. Mr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
Prime Minister
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Tonga

H.E. Mr. Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Prime Minister
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Viet Nam

H.E. Mr. Phạm Bình Minh
Deputy Prime Minister
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Syrian Arab Republic

H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem
Deputy Prime Minister
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Malaysia

H.E. Mr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy Prime Minister
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San Marino

H.E. Mr. Pasquale Valentini
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Liechtenstein

H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Ireland

H.E. Mr. Charles Flanagan
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Iceland

H.E. Ms. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Tajikistan

H.E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Nepal

H.E. Mr. Prakash Sharan Mahat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Congo

H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Gakosso
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Kyrgyzstan

H.E. Mr. Erlan Abdyldayev
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Gabon

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Dominica

H.E. Ms. Francine Baron
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

Philippines

H.E. Mr. Perfecto Yasay
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
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United Arab Emirates

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sudan

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Barbados

H.E. Ms. Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Burundi

H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé Nyamitwe
Minister of External Affairs
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Somalia

H.E. Mr. Abdusalam Hadliyeh Omer
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Maldives

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Asim
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bhutan

H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Grenada

H.E. Mr. Elvin Nimrod
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Mauritania

H.E. Mr. Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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26 September 2016

Morning Session

Oman

H.E. Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bahrain

H.E. Mr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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India

H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs
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Singapore

H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Cabo Verde

H.E. Mr. Luis Filipe Lopes Tavares
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bahamas

H.E. Mr. Frederick Mitchell
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Eritrea

H.E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Belize

H.E. Mr. Wilfred Elrington
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Suriname

H.E. Ms. Niermala Badrising
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Trinidad and Tobago

H.E. Mr. Denis Moses
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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United Republic of Tanzania

H.E. Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Belarus

H.E. Mr. Valentin Rybakov
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Palau

H.E. Mr. Caleb Otto
Permanent Representative
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Seychelles

H.E. Ms. Marie-Louise Potter
Permanent Representative
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Denmark

H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen
Permanent Representative
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Togo

H.E. Mr. Kokou Kpayedo
Permanent Representative
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President of the General Assembly (closing)

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly
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