LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, on Tuesday chaired a virtual meeting of the informal working group on Myanmar.
The participants, including UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Thomas Andrews, discussed the current situation in Myanmar and the response of the international community, and ways to find solutions to the humanitarian challenges in the country arising from the pandemic. Other topics included the latest political developments and the humanitarian situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Meanwhile, during a UN General Assembly session on Monday, Al-Mouallimi offered his condolences to delegates from Chad over the death of the country’s president, Idriss Deby, who had ruled his country for more than 30 years. An important Western ally in the fight against militants in Africa, he was killed on the front line during fighting with rebels in the north of the country on April 19.
Al-Mouallimi shared with Ammo Aziza Baroud, Chad’s permanent representative to the UN, his deepest condolences and sincere sympathy. They were joined at the memorial session by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and a number of ambassadors.
On Tuesday, Al-Mouallimi also held a virtual meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Kaha Imnadze. They discussed issues of common interest and emphasized the bonds of friendship between their countries.
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