Prince Faisal arrives in New York

New York, The Gulf Observer: Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in New York on Sunday. On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Prince Faisal is leading Saudi Arabia’s delegation attending the opening meetings of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78).

The minister will participate in several official meetings during which discussions will be held on the latest international developments and global efforts aimed at further strengthening the foundations of international peace and security. Issues related to human development, preserving the planet Earth, and achieving sustainable development goals will also figure high in the meetings.

Prince Faisal will also attend a number of ministerial meetings that will be held within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the Arab League.

On the sidelines of the General Assembly session, the foreign minister will hold a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of friendly countries, and with a number of officials of international organizations participating in the activities of the General Assembly session, which will begin on Monday, Sept. 18. The UNGA 78 will feature the high-level general debate from Tuesday, Sept. 19 to Saturday Sept. 23 and on Tuesday Sept. 26.

World leaders gather to engage in the annual high-level General Debate under the theme “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”

There will also be high-level dialogue on financing for development of the General Assembly; high-level meetings on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response; universal health coverage; fight against tuberculosis, and preparatory ministerial meeting for the Summit of the Future.