Peter Thomson assumes presidency of UN General Assembly

September 13, 2016 10:26 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Fiji's U.N. Ambassador Peter Thomson is the new president of the General Assembly.

Thomson was sworn in Tuesday, beginning the 71st session of the 193-member body. Thomson said that during his year-long term he would seek to build on the accomplishments of departing president, Denmark's Mogens Lykketoft.

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