Joe Biden at UNGA: When and where to watch the address
- More than a dozen world leaders are scheduled to address the UNGA on Tuesday
- The event will begin at 9 am New York time
- US President Joe Biden will inform the UN that the US does not intend to start a cold war
United States President Joe Biden is all set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, marking his first-ever speech at the international platform. The US leader will stand at the podium and is expected to touch base on multiple issues such as strained relations with France over AUKUS, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Afghanistan pullout.
When and where will the speech be broadcast?
According to the schedule on the website of the UN General Assembly, the event will kick off at 9 am New York time on September 21. Before Biden takes the podium, a couple of speeches are scheduled. Due to this, the US President is expected to commence his address at 3 pm ET.
The United Nations will be providing a live feed of the addresses at the UNGA general debate session on Tuesday. The broadcast will be done in all official languages of the UN, which includes Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Other prominent world leaders who will be lined up to speak at the United Nations General Assembly's 76th session on Tuesday include:
1) Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil
2) Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar
3) Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran
4) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey
5) Xi Jinping, President of People's Republic of China
A few world leaders will also be sending in pre-recorded messages to be played at the UN General Assembly session. These include Xi Jinping (China), Sebastian Pinera Echenique (Chile), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (Uzbekistan), Zuzana Caputova (Slovak Republic).
President Joe Biden, in his first speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, will make it clear that the United States is not looking to pursue a "new Cold War" with any country, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, PTI reported.
Psaki was responding to a statement made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who urged China and the United States to mend their diplomatic relationship to avoid triggering another cold war.