Hungarian diplomat Csaba Kőrösi was sworn in as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
Kőrösi took his oath of office on the Charter of the United Nations in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the former UN General Assembly president, Abdulla Shahid.
In his speech following his inauguration, Kőrösi said the war in Ukraine must end as soon as possible and a ceasefire must be achieved. He thanked Hungary and the countries of the eastern European region for their support. Kőrösi said his work as president would be guided by trust, solidarity, sustainability and science.
Maldivian Abdulla Shahid was the previous president since 14 September 2021.
Kőrösi ‘s inauguration marks the start of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
Imre Hollai was the first and only Hungarian diplomat to serve as President of the UN General Assembly. Hollai presided over the 37th session of the UN General Assembly from 1982-1983.