Past General Assembly Debates

General Debate of the 72nd Session

19 September 2017 to 25 September 2017

19 September 2017

Morning Session

Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General
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President of the General Assembly (opening)

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
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Brazil

H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
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United States of America

H.E. Mr. Donald J. Trump
President
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Guinea

H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé
President
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Switzerland

H.E. Mrs. Doris Leuthard
President
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Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
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Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
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Czech Republic

H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
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Liberia

H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
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France

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President
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Colombia

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

H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President
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Zambia

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
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Lithuania

H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė
President
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Qatar

H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
Amir
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Turkey

H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
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Israel

H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

Mali

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
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Monaco

H.H. Prince Albert II
Prince
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Poland

H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
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Egypt

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

H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev
President
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Armenia

H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan
President
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Costa Rica

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

H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
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Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
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Estonia

H.E. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid
President
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Guatemala

H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales
President
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Afghanistan

H.E. Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
President
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Gambia (Republic of The)

H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow
President
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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

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

H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado
President
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Austria

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

H.E. Mr. Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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20 September 2017

Morning Session

Finland

H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö
President
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Kyrgyzstan

H.E. Mr. Almazbek Atambaev
President
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Azerbaijan

H.E. Mr. Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev
President
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Guyana

H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

H.E. Mr. Dragan Cović
Chairman of the Presidency
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Panama

H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
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Rwanda

H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
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Paraguay

H.E. Mr. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara
President
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
President
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Bulgaria

H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev
President
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Côte d’Ivoire

H.E. Mr. Alassane Ouattara
President
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Ukraine

H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko
President
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Palestine (State of)

H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
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European Union

H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk
President of the European Council
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Netherlands

H.E. Mr. Mark Rutte
Prime Minister
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Japan

H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
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Portugal

H.E. Mr. António Luís Santos da Costa
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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Italy

H.E. Mr. Paolo Gentiloni
President of the Council of Ministers
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Afternoon Session

Ecuador

H.E. Mr. Lenin Moreno Garcés
Constitutional President
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Argentina

H.E. Ms. Marta Gabriela Michetti Illia
Vice-President
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Congo

H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso
President
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Chile

H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
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Latvia

H.E. Mr. Raimonds Vējonis
President
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South Africa

H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
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Namibia

H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob
President
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Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Filip Vujanović
President
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Romania

H.E. Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis
President
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Malawi

H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
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Madagascar

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

H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
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Swaziland

H.M. Mr. King Mswati III
Head of State
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Libya

H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj
President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord
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Nauru

H.E. Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa
President
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Myanmar

H.E. Mr. Henry Van Thio
Vice-President
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Kuwait

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

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

H.E. Mr. Nasser Bourita
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Dominican Republic

H.E. Mr. Miguel Vargas Maldonado
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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21 September 2017

Morning Session

Serbia

H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić
President
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Haiti

H.E. Mr. Jovenel Moise
President
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Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in
President
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Lebanon

H.E. Mr. General Michel Aoun
President
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Cyprus

H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
President
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Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President
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Ghana

H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President
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Gabon

H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba
President
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Yemen

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

H.E. Mr. Danny Faure
President
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Botswana

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi
Vice-President
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Croatia

H.E. Mr. Andrej Plenković
Prime Minister
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Canada

H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister
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Samoa

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

H.E. Mr. Miro Cerar
Prime Minister
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Germany

H.E. Mr. Sigmar Gabriel
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Sergey V. Lavrov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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China

H.E. Mr. Wang Yi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Mexico

H.E. Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

El Salvador

H.E. Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
President
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Comoros

H.E. Mr. Azali Assoumani
President
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Palau

H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr.
President
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Equatorial Guinea

H.E. Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President
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Sao Tome and Principe

H.E. Mr. Evaristo do Espirito Santo Carvalho
President
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Zimbabwe

H.E. Mr. Robert Gabriel Mugabe
President
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Indonesia

H.E. Mr. Jusuf Kalla
Vice-President
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Jordan

H.H. Al Hussein bin Abdullah II
Crown Prince
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Tuvalu

H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Prime Minister
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Georgia

H.E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Prime Minister
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Antigua and Barbuda

H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne
Prime Minister
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Pakistan

H.E. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Prime Minister
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Mauritius

H.E. Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Prime Minister
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Bangladesh

H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
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Vanuatu

H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
Prime Minister
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Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló
Prime Minister
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Togo

H.E. Mr. Komi Selom Klassou
Prime Minister
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Belarus

H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Spain

H.E. Mr. Alfonso Dastis Quecedo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Luxembourg

H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Denmark

H.E. Ms. Ulla Tørnæs
Minister for Development Cooperation
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22 September 2017

Morning Session

Cameroon

H.E. Mr. Paul Biya
President
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Kiribati

H.E. Mr. Taneti Maamau
President
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Central African Republic

H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera
President
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Republic of Moldova

H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip
Prime Minister
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Belgium

H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Prime Minister
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Bhutan

H.E. Mr. Dasho Tshering Tobgay
Prime Minister
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Albania

H.E. Mr. Edi Rama
Prime Minister
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Malta

H.E. Mr. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister
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Cabo Verde

H.E. Mr. José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva
Prime Minister
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Viet Nam

H.E. Mr. Phạm Bình Minh
Deputy Prime Minister
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Saint Lucia

H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet
Prime Minister
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Cuba

H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Tunisia

H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Thailand

H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Australia

H.E. Ms. Julie Bishop
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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Algeria

H.E. Mr. Abdelkader Messahel
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Kenya

H.E. Ms. Amina Chawahir Mohamed
Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade
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Iceland

H.E. Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sweden

H.E. Ms. Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

Tonga

H.M. Mr. Tupou VI
King
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Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare
Prime Minister
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

H.E. Mr. Zoran Zaev
Prime Minister
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Ethiopia

H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn
Prime Minister
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Andorra

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

H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khaire
Prime Minister
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Lesotho

H.E. Mr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane
Prime Minister
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

H.E. Mr. Louis Straker
Deputy Prime Minister
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Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn
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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San Marino

H.E. Mr. Nicola Renzi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Liechtenstein

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

H.E. Mr. Nikos Kotzias
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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United Arab Emirates

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

H.E. Mr. Tsend Munkh-Orgil
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Benin

H.E. Mr. Aurélien Agbenonci
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Brunei Darussalam

H.E. Mr. Pehin Dato Seal Setia Lira Jock Seng
Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Malaysia

H.E. Mr. Dato' Sri Anifah Aman
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sierra Leone

H.E. Mr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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23 September 2017

Morning Session

Democratic Republic of the Congo

H.E. Mr. Joseph Kabila Kabange
President
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South Sudan

H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai
First Vice President
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Micronesia (Federated States of)

H.E. Mr. Yosiwo George
Vice-President
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Nepal

H.E. Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba
Prime Minister
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Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr. Peter Paire O’Neill
Prime Minister
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Syrian Arab Republic

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

H.E. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit
Prime Minister
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India

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

H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mr. Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bahamas

H.E. Mr. Darren Allen Henfield
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Philippines

H.E. Mr. Alan Peter S. Cayetano
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
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Singapore

H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Bahrain

H.E. Mr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Ireland

H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Afternoon Session

Eritrea

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

H.E. Ms. Yldiz Pollack-Beighle
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Sudan

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdelaziz Ghandour
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Marshall Islands

H.E. Mr. John Silk
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Oman

H.E. Mr. Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Trinidad and Tobago

H.E. Mr. Dennis Moses
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Chad

H.E. Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Jamaica

H.E. Ms. Kamina Johnson Smith
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
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Maldives

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

H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé Nyamitwe
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Niger

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Yacoubou
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Grenada

H.E. Mr. Elvin Nimrod
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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United Republic of Tanzania

H.E. Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Saint Kitts and Nevis

H.E. Mr. Mark Anthony Brantley
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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25 September 2017

Morning Session

Uruguay

H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Holy See

H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher
Secretary of relations with States
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Mozambique

H.E. Mr. Antonio Gumende
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Angola

H.E. Mr. Ismael A. Gaspar Martins
Permanent Representative to the UN
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New Zealand

H.E. Mr. Craig Hawke
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Turkmenistan

H.E. Mrs. Aksoltan Ataeva
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Peru

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Jorge Arreaza Montserrat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Norway

H.E. Mr. Tore Hattrem
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Timor-Leste

H.E. Mrs. Maria Helena Pires
Permanent Representative to the UN
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Nicaragua

H.E. Mrs. María Rubiales de Chamorro
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
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President of the General Assembly (closing)

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
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