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President Donald Ramotar to give first address to UN General Assembly as Head of State

President Donald Ramotar will fly out to New York this weekend, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where he will give his first address to the General Assembly of the UN, as Head of State. The President’s New York visit will be the 2nd since he took office last December and he is also expected to meet with members of the Guyanese community, while in New York.

The President’s address to the UN General Assembly is expected to highlight how Guyana has been moving to put those millennium development goals in place.

It is unclear whether he will address the situation in Syria and Guyana’s decision to abstain from signing on to that resolution dealing with the violence in that country.

Guyana has been looking to strengthen ties with some of the countries in the Middle East and during his final term in office, Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, paid a state visit to Syria in efforts to pave the way for closer relations with that country.

The President is expected to be accompanied by his Foreign Affairs Minister and other government officials.

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