The European Union congratulates Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkır on his election as the 75th President of the United Nations General Assembly, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated in a press release Thursday.
Borrell additionally congratulated India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway on their election as non-permanent members to the U.N. Security Council for the interval 2021-2022.
“With these elections comes accountability. The European Union appears to be like ahead to working with all to deal with world challenges in these unsure instances and to help worldwide peace and safety. The UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council each have essential roles to play on this regard,” he stated.
Bozkır is at present a Justice and Development Party (AK Party) lawmaker from Istanbul and head of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
He was elected to the Turkish legislature in 2011 following practically 40 years within the Foreign Service that included posts in Stuttgart, Germany; Baghdad, Iraq; New York City, U.S.; and Bucharest, Romania.
He additionally served as Turkey’s minister of European affairs and chief negotiator.
Turkey introduced its candidacy in 2014 from the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) and Ambassador Bozkır was formally nominated for the place on Sept. 12, 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan formally declared Ambassador Bozkır’s candidacy in his deal with to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 17, 2019.