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Weekend Reads UN General Assembly: live speech from Trump, Erdogan, Xi Jinping ...

17:35  22 september  2020
17:35  22 september  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is taking part in the morning session of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly , which is being held in New York and remotely via video. During the debate, leaders from the UN ’s 193 member states are given a unique occasion to address a world audience on an

Secretary- General António Guterres said the world was moving in a "dangerous direction", speaking of the fracture created by "the two largest economies". Both US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping are to speak later. This year's assembly is mostly being held virtually.

L'Assemblée des Nations unies réunie le 19 septembre 2019. © Richard Drew, AP The United Nations Assembly met on September 19, 2019.

On the first day of the General Assembly of the UN, heads of state take turns speaking at the annual diplomatic high mass, organized by videoconference due to the Covid-19 health crisis. Follow their interventions live on France 24.

Trump, Erdogan, Xi, Poutine, Rohani, Macron ... In the midst of the global crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, their voices, expected Tuesday, September 22 on the first day of the UN General Assembly, will not resonate in the vast United Nations complex in New York, but they will still be expressed via interposed screens.

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>> To read: The 75th UN General Assembly in virtual form because of the Covid-19

After an introduction by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke first, as custom, followed by Donald Trump. The speeches of the 193 members will be linked for a week. Thematic summits (Covid-19, climate, Lebanon, Libya, biodiversity ...), also virtual, are planned in the coming weeks on the sidelines of the Assembly.

Excerpts from Donald Trump's speech:

We are fighting a fierce battle against an invisible enemy, the virus from China We are going to distribute a vaccine and overcome the virus WHO is controlled by China China is responsible for pollution widespread America will always be a figurehead in terms of human rights We have killed the world's worst terrorist, Qasem Soleimani The United States is working to end the war in Afghanistan It is with pride that I pass on the 'America first is fine, so should you

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