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Lapid and nearly every other world leader to crowd UN assembly in September

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20.07.2022

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A very high number of heads of state and government — 157 — say they plan to attend September’s first totally in-person gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.

The 104 heads of state on the provisional list of speakers include U.S. President Joe Biden, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, King Abdullah II of Jordan and the presidents of Iran, France, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, South Africa, Egypt and Venezuela.

The 53 heads of government on the list include the still-to-be-chosen new prime minister of the United Kingdom, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the prime ministers of Japan, Israel, Iraq and Pakistan. China is sending its deputy prime minister and Russia is sending a minister, likely Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who has represented the country in recent years.

The Palestinians are a non-member state of the United Nations and their president, Mahmoud Abbas, is also on the speakers list as is the head of government of the Holy See,........

© The Times of Israel


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