President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to Visit Japan
June 30, 2017
1. H.E. Dr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic), will officially make a working visit to Japan from July 3 to 5 upon invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2. During his stay in Japan, President Lajčák is scheduled to meet with Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and exchange views on priority issues at the UN including UN Security Council reform and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
3. This visit to Japan by President Lajčák is expected to further promote the various international contribution initiatives that Japan is pursuing at the UN and strengthen cooperation between Japan and the UN, as well as deepen the amicable relationship between Japan and the Slovak Republic.
President Lajčák was born in the Slovak Republic and has served as the country’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and in other capacities. He was elected as the President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly at the UN General Assembly on May 31 this year.
His term as President of the UN General Assembly will run from September 2017 until September 2018.