New York: Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi plans to travel to New York to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, next month, the government’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
The 77th session of the UN General Assembly will open on Tuesday, September 13 in New York.
It will be Raisi’s second visit to New York to attend the largest international conference as he enters the second year of his presidency. Raisi started his work in August 2021.
“The preliminary planning has been done for the president’s attendance at the UN General Assembly session,” Ali Bahadori-Jahromi told a weekly press briefing.
Raisi, who has been under US sanctions since November 2019, missed last year’s General Assembly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A pre-recorded video of his address was played to the meeting instead.
When Washington added his name to its blacklist of Iranian officials, Raisi was still judiciary chief. He became president in June 2021.
The General Assembly opens in New York on September 13.