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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Maldives – President-elect of the General Assembly on his election – Media Stakeout (7 June 2021)” – below is their description.
Informal comments to the media by Abdulla Shahid, President-elect of the 76th session of the General Assembly, following the General Assembly election.
Honourable Abdulla Shahid is widely recognised as an exceptional politician and a seasoned diplomat, with a long and distinguished career serving in both the Government and Legislature of the Maldives. Since his appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for a second time, in 2018, Hon. Shahid has worked incessantly to re-position the Maldives as a responsible and respected member of the international community, by renewing previously-strained relationships and building new ones, both in the bilateral and the multilateral domains. He has re-invigorated Maldives’ efforts in the multilateral arena and led the national efforts to re-join the Commonwealth after a four-year hiatus. The Maldives also won the bid to host the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games after tireless lobbying efforts under the leadership of Hon. Shahid. The Games will be the first ever international multi-sport competition held in the Maldives.
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