The Heat: First day of the UN General Assembly

The Heat

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.

To discuss:

  • 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.

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