President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) in New York on September 20.
Stating that Türkiye's vision in foreign policy has always been focused on peace, President Erdoğan was cited as saying, “We are working hard to ensure that peace prevails, first in our region, but also throughout the world. It is not possible for any country to survive safely on its own, until the pandemic has been contained in all countries. While providing, on the one hand, top-notch healthcare services to our citizens, we delivered medical aid to 161 countries and 12 international organizations, on the other. I would like to stress that we will offer our national vaccine, Turkovac, to the benefit of all humanity in the near future."
President Erdoğan also emphasized Türkiye's key role in the diversification of supply routes and sources to ensure food and energy security, adding, “Developments have brought to the fore, once again and in a striking way; the importance of energy supply security. In Türkiye, we have considered from the outset the issue of energy as an area of cooperation, not competition. In addition to our own needs, we have implemented many projects that support regional and global energy security."
Commenting on different global crises, President Erdoğan highlighted that Türkiye has always been striving to mediate disputes through the “Mediation for Peace" initiative and is determined to further its pursuits within the United Nations.
During his visit to New York, President Erdoğan held several meetings at the Türkevi Center (Turkish House) with the world leaders, including President Ersin Tatar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, UK Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss, President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, President Andrzej Duda of Poland, Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen, Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Chairman Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, Prime Minister Najib Mikati of Lebanon, Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Head of the Presidential Council of Libya Mohammad Younes Menfi, US Senators Chris Coons, James E. Risch and Lindsey Graham, American Jewish community representatives, President Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and President Gianni Infantino of FIFA.