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New York
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Qatar as Vice-President of the General Assembly for its 73rd session, which will begin in mid-September.
The election is a recognition by the Member States of the role played by Qatar in the United Nations and the distinct status of its role at the regional and international levels.
Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa was on Tuesday elected president of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly taking over from Slovakian Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak. She won 128 of the votes, compared to the 62 votes the Honduras representative won out of the total 193.
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