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United Nations: President of the UN General Assembly Visits Ireland

United Nations: President of the UN General Assembly Visits Ireland


New York, November 27, 2019 (CABNC) – The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will travel to Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday 27 November 2019, to participate in the Peacekeeping Perspectives and Peacebuilding Progress and Prospects conferences as part of his priority of peace and security. This is his first official visit to Ireland as President of the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly.

During the visit, the President is expected to highlight his priorities for the 74th Session, mobilize support for multilateralism and rule based systems as the most potent avenues for fostering dialogue and proffering solution to global problems, galvanize momentum for the  commemoration of the 75TH Anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, necessity of international cooperation to advance peacekeeping and peace-building.

H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN General Assembly
(Pics copyrights UN PGA)

The President will also interact with youth at the University of Maynooth, and the National Youth Council of Ireland; and participate in a visit to a farm and food-producing facility.

During his visit, H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will meet with H.E. Michael D. Higgins,  President of Ireland, H.E. Simon Coveney T.D., Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister of Foreign Affairs), and H.E. Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders.

H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will depart Ireland on Saturday 30 November 2019. The President will be accompanied by Senior Adviser on Peace and Security, Mr. Eugenio Vargas Garcia, the Special Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet, Mr. Faisal M. Ibrahim, and Speechwriter Orla Murphy. Travel costs covered by the Government of Ireland.

AbdulRasheed Abubakar

Broadcast Journalist | Media Entrepreneur | Publisher of Diaspora Today AbdulRasheed Abubakar is The CABNCTV’s UN Correspondent and Publisher of Diaspora Today Magazine (www.thediasporatoday.com). A University of Baltimore graduate, he has worked with the State of Maryland (DPSCS). He formerly worked for LTV8, Lagos, Nigeria. He has covered Diplomatic community, politics and International (news) Editorial and Anchor The Diaspora Today Show. He is director of a documentary on AFRICA Twitter: @AbdulRasheedaa_ Instagram: @abdulrasheedaa_

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