Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman officially took over the presidency of the Asia-Pacific Group at the United Nations in a ceremony organised in New York.
Amrit Bahadur, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nepal to the United Nations, expressed his happiness at the Sultanate's assumption of the rotating presidency of the Asia-Pacific Group at the United Nations. The international standing and reputation the Sultanate enjoys, qualifies it to lead this vital and effective group at the United Nations with wisdom and ability, he added.
For his part, Dr Mohammed bin Awad Al Hassan, the Sultanate's permanent representative to the United Nations, expressed the Sultanate’s readiness to lead the Asia-Pacific Group at the United Nations, whose membership includes 55 countries. He stressed the Sultanate’s endeavour to preserve the interests of Asian and Pacific countries at international forums.