As the fourth woman to be elected as the head of this Assembly, it is one more step towards a better representation of women in our institution and, I am convinced that your solid experience will be beneficial for the progress of this work and will provide the necessary energy to improve progress towards our goals.
I am all the more delighted that my government has made the advancement of women one of its priorities.
The situation in the Middle East is extremely worrying. Yemen, Syria and Palestine need more than ever the strong support of our nations. I would like to express the deep concern of my Government with regard to the proliferation of random measures taken in recent months against the Palestinian people, of which the consequences not only significantly weaken the stability of the region but also the collective effort aimed at a two-state solution.