Former Hungarian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Csaba Korosi was elected President of the 77th UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Korosi will begin his term next September. He will succeed Maldivian Abdulla Shahid.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated the new president, saying that “President-elect Kőrösi brings a broad perspective to his new post – familiarity with the United Nations since serving as Permanent Representative, expertise in environmental sustainability and a strong commitment to multilateral action. »
“I welcome his presidency’s emphasis on ‘solutions through solidarity, sustainability and science’ – and count on him to help us move forward in all of our activities,” he said. he adds.
“The 77th session can be a moment of transformation – a moment to recalibrate multilateralism and strengthen the foundations of global cooperation,” argued the UN chief, who also expressed his “deep gratitude” to current President Shahid , “for the skill with which he led this body in a truly unprecedented time. »