2021.09.21 10:11

‘Lithuania now a global hotspot,’ says president

BNS2021.09.21 10:11

On Tuesday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will deliver his speech at the United Nations General Assembly and will raise the issues of security, information resilience and climate change.

"The key topics of my speech, of course, have to do with today's key issues [including] the international security situation, especially having in mind the fact that Lithuania is now a global hotspot," the president said in a comment.

Amid the migration crisis enabled by the Belarusian regime, it is important to seek international solidarity, he added.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has raised issues surrounding information, according to Nausėda.

"The pandemic is evolving into an infodemic where we see speculations on various theories, some of them are reasonable, and some are not. And the goal of some of them is to misinform people, cause confusion and panic," the Lithuanian president said.

In his speech, Nausėda said he will also focus on green economy, environmental protection and biological diversity.

"It's our responsibility for future generations, for our children and grandchildren, and I do hope proper attention will be given for that at this UN General Assembly, and at least I want to demonstrate that with my example," Nausėda said.

Leaders of all UN countries deliver their speeches in New York every year.

Nausėda's speech is scheduled at around 19:00 Lithuanian time.

In his last year's speech, Nausėda focused mainly on Belarus amid the anti-regime protests following the contested presidential election.

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