Qatar set to chair UN General Assembly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 11:09
Dubai: Qatar's permanent representative to the United Nations, Nasr Abdulaziz al-Nasser, is set to head the 66th session of the General Assembly after being endorsed by the group of Asian member countries.

Al Nasser said he would be elected officially in mid-June as the president of the 66th session of the General Assembly and will officially assume his year-long position on September 14.

He also expressed hope that Qatar would be able to contribute even more on the global scale during his presidency.

Al Nasser was pitted against the current adviser of Nepal's prime minister, but won a secret vote held by the Group of Asian State Members.

"The 66th session is one of the most defining in the United Nations' history and has a number of complicated issues on the agenda, with disarmament being the foremost," he was quoted as saying by the Qatar News Agency.

QNA said the endorsement of Nasr Abdul Aziz Al Nasser was a testimony to the "growing stature of Qatar in the world today".


First Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 11:09

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