In a written statement made by the ministry, it was stated that Bozkır had served as president of the 75th United Nations General Assembly, which he assumed on September 14, 2020.
In the statement, which noted that the presidency of the General Assembly is the highest elected office of the United Nations, it was pointed out that Bozkır is the first Turkish citizen to hold this office in the 75 years of history of the United Nations.
In the statement, which stated that Volkan Bozkır ensured the uninterrupted continuation of the work of the General Assembly despite the restrictions brought by the new type of coronavirus epidemic (Kovid-19), during his tenure, Bozkır continued his efforts to cope with crises. like Palestine, Syria and Myanmar, which have hurt the conscience of the international community, in the General Assembly.
Emphasizing that Bozkır gives priority to strengthening the principle of multilateralism, supporting groups affected by conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian crises in least developed and developing countries and in various regions of the world, and strengthening the role of women in social life, Bozkır said that during his official visits these issues were prioritized and it was indicated that they were brought to the attention of the international community.
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In the statement, “Mr. Bozkır’s realistic, determined and sensitive leadership has been appreciated by the international community and the United Nations community. I congratulate Mr. Bozkır on his successful presidency of the General Assembly, and to his successor, Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations. We wish you every success in the work of the committee. »Statements have been included.
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also shared on his Twitter account: “I congratulate Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, who has successfully served as President of the 75th United Nations General Assembly and has done so. transferred today. Thank you, Brother Volkan, for representing our country in the best possible way and for your efforts in solving world problems. Used his statements.