More than 100 countries, including India, have voted in favor of allowing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to speak at a high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly next week through a pre-recorded statement because he needed it. had to deal with the war after the Russian invasion.
The 193-member General Assembly voted Friday on a decision to allow Zelenskyy to speak to world leaders at the High-Level Joint Debate via a video statement. The decision was passed with 101 votes in favor, 7 votes against, including Belarus, Cuba, Eritrea, Russia and Syria and 19 abstentions.
India was among 101 countries that voted in favor of the draft decision.
The adopted instrument expressed concern that the leaders of the “peace-loving” sovereign states of the United Nations could not participate directly “for reasons beyond their control.” due to ongoing invasions, aggressions, military hostilities that do not permit safe departure and return to their country, or the need to perform their defense and security duties and functions surname.” This document authorizes Zelenskyy to submit a pre-recorded statement to be played in the General Assembly hall. It stressed that this would not set a precedent for future high-level board meetings.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly is both virtual in 2020 and incorporated in 2021. But this year the congress decided that all articles statement must be direct.
An amendment presented by Belarus to replace “Ukraine” with “any Member or Observer State facing the situation described above” was not adopted as it received only 23 votes in favour, 67 votes against and 27 abstentions.
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