Georgia’s President and Prime Minister to attend 70th UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to take place in September., 17 Aug 2015 - 18:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

The President of Georgia and the country’s Prime Minister will both attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), scheduled for September in New York, United States.

The officials are targeted to participate in different events and their presence at the important forum will complement each other and raise Georgia’s profile with international leaders, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Specifically, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili will deliver a speech at the UNGA while President Giorgi Margvelashvili will attend a conference dedicated to women’s rights after being invited by his Lithuanian counterpart Dalia Grybauskaitė. 

"Our delegation to the UN has already received assignments for Georgia’s worthy presence at the important occasion,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Davit Kereselidze.

He stressed he had no information concerning the composition of the Georgian delegation, as this was "beyond the Ministry’s competence” but he said the Georgia delegation "will be composed in such a way that it is in line with the international demands and a high level”.

The UNGA, established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Comprising all 193 UN member states, the UNGA provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter.

The UNGA also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law.