PRESS RELEASE 164
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs meets with President of United Nations General Assembly
10/12/2019

​The State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Fernando Valenzuela, held a meeting with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Nigerian diplomat Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, within the framework of COP25 being held in Madrid.

At the meeting, they addressed the great opportunity that the 75th anniversary of the United Nations presents to boost multilateralism, a fundamental pillar of Spain’s foreign policy, and of the need to further develop the process to reform the UN Security Council, with the aim of ensuring a more effective, representative and democratic Council with the maximum consensus. The State secretary underlined Spain’s commitment to peace, manifested in our noteworthy participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations and in our work regarding the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. He also thanked the United Nations for its support for Spain’s work on the international stage in counter-terrorism, recalling the attention that should be paid to the victims.

Lastly, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs offered full collaboration to the President of the UN General Assembly during his term of office.

 

 

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