By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will take part in the high-level meetings of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
The 75th General Debate is scheduled for September 22 to 26, according to Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje.
“This will be the President’s first time to address the UN General Assembly. This year’s UNGA is of historic significance at it marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations,” Borje said during a virtual presser Monday.
“This is also the first time that the high-level general debate and other high-level meetings will be done virtually in view of the restrictions posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
The official also said Duterte may discuss various topics like the global response to Covid-19, peace and security, climate change, rule of law, and the fate of migrant workers among others.
Asked if Duterte will tackle the South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines, Borje said: “The President will articulate principled Philippine positions on peace and security which includes terrorism and geopolitical developments in Asia & the Pacific.