Maldives International Minister Abdulla Shahid was on Monday elected as President of the 76th session of the UN Basic Meeting, garnering 143 votes out of the 191 ballots solid.
The 193-member Basic Meeting voted on Monday to elect the President, who will preside over the 76th session of the UN physique that may start in September.
Within the fray for the election was Shahid in addition to former overseas minister of Afghanistan Dr Zalmai Rassoul, who obtained 48 votes.
“Hearty congratulations to Maldives International Minister @abdulla_shahid for the sturdy victory and for being elected because the 76th President of the UN Basic Meeting,” India’s Everlasting Mission to the UN tweeted.
Based on the established guidelines of regional rotation, the President of the 76th session of the Basic Meeting was to be elected from the Group of Asia-Pacific States.