No: 60, 29 February 2020, Press Release Regarding The Endorsement Of The Candidature Of Ambassador Volkan Bozkır For The Presidency Of The 75th Session Of The United Nations General Assembly By The Western European And Others Group

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 29.02.2020

Turkey presented the candidature of Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, former EU Minister and Chief Negotiator, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for the Presidency of the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly from the Western European and Others Group (WEOG), of which Turkey is a member.

In view of the high qualifications of our candidate and Turkey’s effective campaign, Ambassador Bozkır’s candidature was endorsed by WEOG as of 27 February 2020.

Ambassador Bozkır is expected to be elected as the President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly at the meeting of the General Assembly of 12 June 2020 and formally assume his duties for the duration of one year on 15 September 2020.

Turkey is a strong advocate of multilateral diplomacy and the rules-based global order. UN General Assembly, where all UN member states are represented on an equal footing is at the center of this order.

In this framework, Presidency of the General Assembly is the highest ranking position in the UN system.

It is also important that Ambassador Bozkır will assume this prestigious position, as a candidate for the first time from Turkey and at a period when the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020.

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:00

Please note that the visa applications will be accepted in Turkish Service Agency located in Addis Ababa, Snap Plaza ( Address: Africa Avenue, tel: +251 11 666 22 11) on weekdays between 09:00 - 16:00 hours.
1/7/2018 Ethiopian Christmas
1/19/2018 Ethiopian Epiphany
3/2/2018 Victory of Adwa
4/6/2018 Ethiopian Good Friday
4/8/2018 Ethiopian Easter
5/1/2018 Labour Day
5/5/2018 Ethiopian Patriots Day
5/28/2018 Downfall of Derg
6/15/2018 Eid Al Fitir
8/21/2018 Eid Al-Adha (Arafa)
9/11/2018 Ethiopian New Year
9/27/2018 Finding the True Cross
11/21/2018 Birth of the Prophet Mohammad (Mawlid)
1/7/2019 1/7/2019 Ethiopian Christmas
1/19/2019 1/19/2019 Ethiopian Epiphany
3/2/2019 3/2/2019 Victory of Adwa
4/26/2019 4/26/2019 Good Friday
4/28/2019 4/28/2019 Ethiopian Easter
5/1/2019 5/1/2019 International Labour Day
5/5/2019 5/5/2019 Ethiopian Patriots Day
5/28/2019 5/28/2019 Downfall of Dergue
6/4/2019 6/4/2019 Id Al Fitr
8/11/2019 8/11/2019 Id Al Adha
9/11/2019 9/11/2019 Ethiopian New Year
9/27/2019 9/27/2019 Finding the True Cross
10/20/2019 10/20/2019 Birth of the Prophet Mohammed
1/7/2020 1/7/2020 Ethiopian Christmas Day
1/20/2020 1/20/2020 Ethiopian Epiphany
3/2/2020 3/2/2020 Adwa Victory Commemoration Day
4/17/2020 4/17/2020 Ethiopian Good Friday
4/19/2020 4/19/2020 Ethiopian Easter Sunday
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 International Labour Day
5/5/2020 5/5/2020 Ethiopian Patriots' Day
5/24/2020 5/24/2020 Eid-al-Fitr
5/28/2020 5/28/2020 Derg Downfall Day
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Eid-al-Adha (Arefa)
9/11/2020 9/11/2020 Ethiopian New Year
9/27/2020 9/27/2020 Finding of True Cross (Meskel)
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Birth of the Prophet Mohammed