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Volkan Bozkir, the new President of UN General Assembly

A Turkish diplomat, Volkan Bozkir has been elected at the President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Bozkir, who was the sole candidate for the position, secured 178 out of 189 valid votes cast. There were 11 abstentions. The event marks the first-ever Turkish diplomat to be elected to the post.

By 15th of September 2020, he will take over from Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the current General Assembly president.

In reaction to his new post, Ambassador Bozkir thanked UN member-states for unanimously electing him as the President of the 75th Assembly.

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