The United Nations General Assembly kicked off Tuesday.
It was a mix of in person and virtual speeches. Following a long-standing tradition, the Brazilian president – who is not vaccinated against COVID – was the first to speak.
U.S. President Joe Biden was next, and closing the morning session was Chinese President Xi Jinping.
CGTN Correspondent Nathan King has the details.
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Robert Hormats is a former U.S. Under Secretary of State.
- Negar Mortazavi is a journalist and political analyst.
- Paulo Sotero is a distinguished fellow at the Brazil Institute, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
More than 100 world leaders and heads of government are at the New York HQ of the UN this week for days of events and speeches marking the beginning of the 76th #UNGA session ⤵️
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US is 'opening a new era of relentless diplomacy' says Joe Biden in UN speech – video https://t.co/FhQeHo6G7E
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