Mr. President, permit me to begin by congratulating you on your election to the Presidency of General Assembly in this 70th anniversary year of the United Nations.
You represent a country, Denmark, whose service to the United Nations and the global community has been exemplary.
I anticipate that, upholding those fine traditions, you will guide us judiciously as we embark on the journey toward this organisation???s centenary.
I assure you of Barbados??? full support as we begin to implement Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, striving collectively to address the diverse challenges which face member countries of the international community.
I take this opportunity also to express the sincere admiration of my delegation for the sterling manner in which your predecessor, His Excellency Mr. Sam Kutesa so ably guided the work of the General Assembly during the 69th Session.
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