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
President of the General Assembly (opening)
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
Brazil
Brazil
H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
United States of America
H.E. Mr. Donald J. Trump
President
Guinea
Guinea
H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé
President
Switzerland
H.E. Mrs. Doris Leuthard
President
Slovakia
H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
Liberia
Liberia
H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
France
France
H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President
Colombia
Colombia
H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President
Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President
Zambia
H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
Lithuania
H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė
President
Qatar
H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
Amir
Turkey
H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
Israel
Israel
H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Mali
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
Monaco
H.H. Prince Albert II
Prince
Poland
H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
Egypt
Egypt
H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President
Uzbekistan
H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev
President
Armenia
Armenia
H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan
President
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
President
Uganda
H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
Estonia
Estonia
H.E. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid
President
Guatemala
Guatemala
H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales
President
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
H.E. Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
President
Gambia (Republic of The)
Gambia (Republic of The)
H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow
President
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
Constitutional President
Honduras
Honduras
H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado
President
Austria
Austria
H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Mauritania
H.E. Mr. Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih
Minister for Foreign Affairs

20 September 2017

Morning Session

Finland
Finland
H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö
President
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
H.E. Mr. Almazbek Atambaev
President
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
H.E. Mr. Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev
President
Guyana
Guyana
H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Mr. Dragan Cović
Chairman of the Presidency
Panama
H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
Paraguay
H.E. Mr. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara
President
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
President
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev
President
Côte d’Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire
H.E. Mr. Alassane Ouattara
President
Ukraine
H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko
President
Palestine (State of)
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
European Union
European Union
H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk
President of the European Council
Netherlands
H.E. Mr. Mark Rutte
Prime Minister
Japan
Japan
H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
Portugal
H.E. Mr. António Luís Santos da Costa
Prime Minister
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
H.E. Ms. Theresa May
Prime Minister
Italy
Italy
H.E. Mr. Paolo Gentiloni
President of the Council of Ministers

Afternoon Session

Ecuador
Ecuador
H.E. Mr. Lenin Moreno Garcés
Constitutional President
Argentina
Argentina
H.E. Ms. Marta Gabriela Michetti Illia
Vice-President
Congo
Congo
H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso
President
Chile
Chile
H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
Latvia
Latvia
H.E. Mr. Raimonds Vējonis
President
South Africa
H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
Namibia
H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob
President
Montenegro
H.E. Mr. Filip Vujanović
President
Romania
H.E. Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis
President
Malawi
H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
Madagascar
H.E. Mr. Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana
President
Senegal
H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
eSwatini
H.M. Mr. King Mswati III
Head of State
Libya
Libya
H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj
President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord
Nauru
H.E. Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa
President
Myanmar
H.E. Mr. Henry Van Thio
Vice-President
Kuwait
Kuwait
H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al Sabah
Prime Minister
Fiji
Fiji
H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister
Morocco
H.E. Mr. Nasser Bourita
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
H.E. Mr. Miguel Vargas Maldonado
Minister for Foreign Affairs

21 September 2017

Morning Session

Serbia
H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić
President
Haiti
H.E. Mr. Jovenel Moise
President
Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in
President
Lebanon
Lebanon
H.E. Mr. General Michel Aoun
President
Cyprus
Cyprus
H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
President
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President
Ghana
Ghana
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President
Gabon
H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba
President
Yemen
H.E. Mr. Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour
President
Seychelles
H.E. Mr. Danny Faure
President
Botswana
Botswana
H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi
Vice-President
Croatia
Croatia
H.E. Mr. Andrej Plenković
Prime Minister
Canada
Canada
H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister
Samoa
H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister
Slovenia
H.E. Mr. Miro Cerar
Prime Minister
Germany
Germany
H.E. Mr. Sigmar Gabriel
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. Sergey V. Lavrov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
China
China
H.E. Mr. Wang Yi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mexico
H.E. Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

El Salvador
El Salvador
H.E. Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
President
Comoros
Comoros
H.E. Mr. Azali Assoumani
President
Palau
H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr.
President
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President
Sao Tome and Principe
H.E. Mr. Evaristo do Espirito Santo Carvalho
President
Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr. Robert Gabriel Mugabe
President
Indonesia
Indonesia
H.E. Mr. Jusuf Kalla
Vice-President
Jordan
H.H. Al Hussein bin Abdullah II
Crown Prince
Tuvalu
H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Prime Minister
Georgia
Georgia
H.E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Prime Minister
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne
Prime Minister
Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Prime Minister
Mauritius
H.E. Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Prime Minister
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
Vanuatu
H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
Prime Minister
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
H.E. Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló
Prime Minister
Togo
H.E. Mr. Komi Selom Klassou
Prime Minister
Belarus
Belarus
H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Spain
H.E. Mr. Alfonso Dastis Quecedo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Luxembourg
H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Denmark
Denmark
H.E. Ms. Ulla Tørnæs
Minister for Development Cooperation

22 September 2017

Morning Session

Cameroon
Cameroon
H.E. Mr. Paul Biya
President
Kiribati
Kiribati
H.E. Mr. Taneti Maamau
President
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera
President
Republic of Moldova
H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip
Prime Minister
Belgium
Belgium
H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Prime Minister
Bhutan
Bhutan
H.E. Mr. Dasho Tshering Tobgay
Prime Minister
Albania
Albania
H.E. Mr. Edi Rama
Prime Minister
Malta
H.E. Mr. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister
Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde
H.E. Mr. José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva
Prime Minister
Viet Nam
H.E. Mr. Phạm Bình Minh
Deputy Prime Minister
Saint Lucia
H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet
Prime Minister
Cuba
Cuba
H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Thailand
H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Australia
Australia
H.E. Ms. Julie Bishop
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hungary
Hungary
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Algeria
Algeria
H.E. Mr. Abdelkader Messahel
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Kenya
Kenya
H.E. Ms. Amina Chawahir Mohamed
Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Iceland
Iceland
H.E. Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sweden
H.E. Ms. Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Tonga
H.M. Mr. Tupou VI
King
Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare
Prime Minister
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
H.E. Mr. Zoran Zaev
Prime Minister
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn
Prime Minister
Andorra
Andorra
H.E. Mr. Antoni Martí Petit
Prime Minister
Somalia
H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khaire
Prime Minister
Lesotho
Lesotho
H.E. Mr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane
Prime Minister
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
H.E. Mr. Louis Straker
Deputy Prime Minister
Cambodia
Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belize
Belize
H.E. Mr. Wilfred Elrington
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
San Marino
H.E. Mr. Nicola Renzi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liechtenstein
H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Greece
Greece
H.E. Mr. Nikos Kotzias
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Barbados
Barbados
H.E. Ms. Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
United Arab Emirates
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mongolia
H.E. Mr. Tsend Munkh-Orgil
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Benin
Benin
H.E. Mr. Aurélien Agbenonci
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam
H.E. Mr. Pehin Dato Seal Setia Lira Jock Seng
Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Malaysia
H.E. Mr. Dato' Sri Anifah Aman
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sierra Leone
H.E. Mr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara
Minister for Foreign Affairs

23 September 2017

Morning Session

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Joseph Kabila Kabange
President
South Sudan
H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai
First Vice President
Micronesia (Federated States of)
H.E. Mr. Yosiwo George
Vice-President
Nepal
H.E. Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba
Prime Minister
Papua New Guinea
H.E. Mr. Peter Paire O’Neill
Prime Minister
Syrian Arab Republic
H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem
Deputy Prime Minister
Dominica
Dominica
H.E. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit
Prime Minister
India
India
H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs
Djibouti
Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Saudi Arabia
H.E. Mr. Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bahamas
Bahamas
H.E. Mr. Darren Allen Henfield
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Philippines
H.E. Mr. Alan Peter S. Cayetano
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Singapore
H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bahrain
Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ireland
Ireland
H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Ri Yong Ho
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Iraq
Iraq
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Eritrea
Eritrea
H.E. Mr. Osman Saleh Mohammed
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Suriname
H.E. Ms. Yldiz Pollack-Beighle
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sudan
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdelaziz Ghandour
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Marshall Islands
H.E. Mr. John Silk
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oman
H.E. Mr. Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Trinidad and Tobago
H.E. Mr. Dennis Moses
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Chad
Chad
H.E. Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jamaica
H.E. Ms. Kamina Johnson Smith
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Maldives
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Asim
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Burundi
Burundi
H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé Nyamitwe
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Niger
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Yacoubou
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Grenada
Grenada
H.E. Mr. Elvin Nimrod
Minister for Foreign Affairs
United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
H.E. Mr. Mark Anthony Brantley
Minister for Foreign Affairs

25 September 2017

Morning Session

Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Holy See
Holy See
H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher
Secretary of relations with States
Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Antonio Gumende
Permanent Representative to the UN
Angola
Angola
H.E. Mr. Ismael A. Gaspar Martins
Permanent Representative to the UN
New Zealand
H.E. Mr. Craig Hawke
Permanent Representative to the UN
Turkmenistan
H.E. Mrs. Aksoltan Ataeva
Permanent Representative to the UN
Peru
H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra
Permanent Representative to the UN
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Jorge Arreaza Montserrat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Norway
H.E. Mr. Tore Hattrem
Permanent Representative to the UN
Timor-Leste
H.E. Mrs. Maria Helena Pires
Permanent Representative to the UN
Nicaragua
H.E. Mrs. María Rubiales de Chamorro
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
President of the General Assembly (closing)
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly