Past General Assembly Debates

General Debate of the 70th Session

28 September 2015 to 03 October 2015

28 September 2015

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. Mogens Lykketoft
President of the 70th session of the General Assembly
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Brazil

H.E. Mrs. Dilma Rousseff
President
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United States of America

H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
President
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Poland

H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
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China

H.E. Mr. XI Jinping
President
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Jordan

H.M. Mr. Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
King
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Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin
President
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Republic of Korea

H.E. Ms. Park Geun-hye
President
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
President
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Qatar

H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
Amir
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France

H.E. Mr. François Hollande
President
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Mozambique

H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
President
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Netherlands

H.M. Mr. Willem-Alexander
King
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Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev
President
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Mexico

H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto
President
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Portugal

H.E. Mr. Aníbal António Cavaco Silva
President
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Denmark

H.E. Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Prime Minister
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Ethiopia

H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Dessalegn
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

Uganda

H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
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Chile

H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
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Cuba

H.E. Mr. Raúl Castro Ruz
President
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South Africa

H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
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Egypt

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

H.E. Mrs. Simonetta Sommaruga
President
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Zimbabwe

H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe
President
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Argentina

H.E. Mrs. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
President
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Belarus

H.E. Mr. Alexander Lukashenko
President
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Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
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Gabon

H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba
President
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Paraguay

H.E. Mr. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara
President
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Kenya

H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta
President
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Senegal

H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
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Mali

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
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Ecuador

H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa Delgado
President
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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
President
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Afghanistan

H.E. Mr. Dr Abdullah Abdullah
Chief Executive
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29 September 2015

Morning Session

Rwanda

H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
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Guyana

H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
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Namibia

H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob
President
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Tajikistan

H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President
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Finland

H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö
President
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Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia
President
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Romania

H.E. Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis
President
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Swaziland

H.M. Mr. King Mswati III
Head of State
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Sierra Leone

H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma
President
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Ukraine

H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko
President
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Colombia

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

H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
President
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Uruguay

H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez
President
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Malawi

H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
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European Union

H.E. Mr. Donald TUSK
President of the European Council
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Japan

H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
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Kuwait

H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah
Prime Minister
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Italy

H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

Armenia

H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan
President
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United Republic of Tanzania

H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
President
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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros
President
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Liberia

H.E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
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Zambia

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
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Estonia

H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President
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Dominican Republic

H.E. Mr. Danilo Medina Sánchez
President
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Lithuania

H.E. Mrs. Dalia Grybauskaité
President
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Seychelles

H.E. Mr. James Alix Michel
President
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Czech Republic

H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
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Yemen

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

H.E. Mr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy
Vice-President
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Thailand

H.E. Mr. General Prayut Chan-o-Cha
Prime Minister
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

H.E. Mr. Ralph Gonsalves
Prime Minister
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Tunisia

H.E. Mr. Habib Essid
Head of Government
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Tonga

H.E. Mr. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva
Prime Minister
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Australia

H.E. Mrs. Julie Bishop
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mr. Philip Hammond
Secretary of State
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Mauritania

H.E. Mr. Hamadi Ould Meimou
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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30 September 2015

Morning Session

Bulgaria

H.E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev
President
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Panama

H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
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Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
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Croatia

H.E. Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President
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Costa Rica

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

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama
President
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Togo

H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé
President
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Benin

H.E. Mr. Lionel Zinsou
Prime Minister
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Brunei Darussalam

H.M. Mr. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan
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Palestine (State of)

H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
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Turkey

H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu
Prime Minister
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Bangladesh

H.E. Mrs. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
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Sweden

H.E. Mr. Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister
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Pakistan

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

H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg
Prime Minister
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Fiji

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister
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Malta

H.E. Mr. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister
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Belgium

H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Prime Minister
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Lebanon

H.E. Mr. Tammam Salam
President of the Council of Ministers
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Afternoon Session

Latvia

H.E. Mr. Raimonds Vējonis
President
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Serbia

H.E. Mr. Tomislav Nikolić
President
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Djibouti

H.E. Mr. Ismaël Omar Guelleh
President
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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

H.E. Mr. Choummaly Sayasone
President
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Nauru

H.E. Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa
President
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Libya

H.E. Mr. Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider
Acting Head of State
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Marshall Islands

H.E. Mr. Christopher Loeak
President
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Comoros

H.E. Mr. Ikililou Dhoinine
President
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Equatorial Guinea

H.E. Mr. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue
Vice-President
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Slovenia

H.E. Mr. Miro Cerar
Prime Minister
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Vanuatu

H.E. Mr. Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu
Prime Minister
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Samoa

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

H.E. Mr. Haider Al Abadi
Prime Minister
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Republic of Moldova

H.E. Mr. Valeriu Strelet
Prime Minister
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Morocco

H.H. Prince Moulay Rachid
Crown Prince
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Monaco

H.E. Mr. Gilles Tonelli
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Azerbaijan

H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Spain

H.E. Mr. José Manuel García Margallo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Central African Republic

H.E. Mr. Samuel Rangba
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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01 October 2015

Morning Session

Bosnia and Herzegovina

H.E. Mr. Dragan Čović
Chairman of the Presidency
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Haiti

H.E. Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly
President
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Madagascar

H.E. Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
President
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Micronesia (Federated States of)

H.E. Mr. Peter Christian
President
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Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Filip Vujanović
President
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Angola

H.E. Mr. Manuel Domingos Vicente
Vice-President
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Cabo Verde

H.E. Mr. José Maria Pereira Neves
Prime Minister
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Lesotho

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

H.E. Mr. Irakli Garibashvili
Prime Minister
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Greece

H.E. Mr. Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister
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Israel

H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
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Malaysia

H.E. Mr. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister
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Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
Deputy Prime Minister
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Germany

H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Luxembourg

H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn
Minister of External Affairs
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India

H.E. Mrs. Excellency Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs
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Algeria

H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Austria

H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
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Ireland

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

H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

Botswana

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
Vice-President
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South Sudan

H.E. Mr. James Wani Igga
Vice-President
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Burundi

H.E. Mr. Joseph Butore
Vice-President
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Nicaragua

H.E. Mr. Moisés Omar Halleslevens Acevedo
Vice-President
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Antigua and Barbuda

H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne
Prime Minister
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New Zealand

H.E. Mr. John Key
Prime Minister
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Timor-Leste

H.E. Mr. Rui Maria De Araújo
Prime Minister
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Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare
Prime Minister
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Somalia

H.E. Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Prime Minister
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Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Namhong Hor
Deputy Prime Minister
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Nepal

H.E. Mr. Prakash Man Singh
Deputy Prime Minister
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Ri Su Yong
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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Kyrgyzstan

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

H.E. Mr. Frederick Mitchell
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mr. Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr. Rimbink Pato
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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02 October 2015

Morning Session

Andorra

H.E. Mr. Antoni Marti Petit
Head of Government
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski
Prime Minister
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Barbados

H.E. Mr. Freundel Stuart
Prime Minister
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Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. Michel Kafando
Président de la transition
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Mauritius

H.E. Mr. Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister
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Saint Kitts and Nevis

H.E. Mr. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister
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Albania

H.E. Mr. Edi Rama
Prime Minister
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Syrian Arab Republic

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

H.E. Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
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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Liechtenstein

H.E. Mrs. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Belize

H.E. Mr. Wilfred Elrington
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Grenada

H.E. Mrs. Clarice Modeste-Curwen
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Congo

H.E. Mr. Jean Claude Gakosso
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sao Tome and Principe

H.E. Mr. Manuel Salvador Dos Ramos
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sudan

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahman 'Abd al-Aziz Ghandour
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

United Arab Emirates

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

H.E. Mr. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla
Vice-President
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Philippines

H.E. Mr. Albert Del Rosario
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
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Jamaica

H.E. Mr. Arnold Nicholson
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Myanmar

H.E. Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Niger

H.E. Mrs. Aïchatou Boulama Kané
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bhutan

H.E. Mr. Damcho Dorji
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Tuvalu

H.E. Mr. Taukelina Finikaso
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Trinidad and Tobago

H.E. Mr. Denis Moses
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Saint Lucia

H.E. Mr. Alva Romanus Baptiste
Minister of External Affairs
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Holy See

H.E. Mr. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher
Secretary of relations with States
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Viet Nam

H.E. Mrs. Nguyen Phuong Nga
Permanent Representative
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Turkmenistan

H.E. Mrs. Aksoltan Ataeva
Permanent Representative
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Peru

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra
Permanent Representative
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Honduras

H.E. Mrs. Mary Flores
Permanent Representative
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Kiribati

H.E. Mrs. Makurita Baaro
Permanent Representative
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Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Mr. João Soares Da Gama
Permanent Representative
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03 October 2015

Morning Session

El Salvador

H.E. Mr. Hugo Roger Martínez Bonilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Oman

H.E. Mr. Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Hungary

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Eritrea

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

H.E. Mr. François Lounceny Fall
Minister of State
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Dominica

H.E. Ms. Francine Baron
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Maldives

H.E. Mrs. Dunya Maumoon
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Suriname

H.E. Mrs. Niermala Badrising
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Canada

H.E. Mr. Daniel Jean
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
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San Marino

H.E. Mr. Daniele Bodini
Permanent Representative
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Guatemala

H.E. Mr. Carlos Raúl Morales
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Palau

H.E. Mr. Caleb Otto
Permanent Representative
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Côte d’Ivoire

H.E. Mr. Claude Stanislas Bouah-Kamon
Permanent Representative
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President of the General Assembly (closing)

H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft
President of the 70th session of the General Assembly
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