Dr. Rassoul, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, attends opening of 68th UN General Assembly

September 24, 2013

KABUL – Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul joined other leaders from around the world to open the general debate of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York this morning.

Among the speakers during the opening session were the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations Mr. John Ashe, the President of Brazil Ms. Dilma Rousseff, and President of the United States Mr. Barack Obama.

The general theme of the general debate this year is "The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” Other topics for discussion include nuclear disarmament, Millennium Development Goals, disabilities and migration.

This year, the UN General Assembly’s general debate, when world leaders address the UN, will conclude on September 27.