RIYADH: Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, has arrived in New York City to attend the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on behalf of King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency said early Sunday.

The foreign minister and his delegation flew to New York from Havana, Cuba, where he attended the G77+China Summit on Sept. 16.

The 78th UNGA will take place Sept. 18-26, 2023, amid worries about climate change, worsening poverty and food insecurity, war, inflation, humanitarian needs escalating in scale and cost, and deepening inequality

Prince Faisal will participate in several official meetings to discuss ways to address the issues raised. He will also participate in a number of ministerial meetings that will be held involving the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League, according to SPA.

On the sidelines of the assembly, he will also hold bilateral meetings with representatives of various countries and with officials of international organizations participating in the work of the UNGA at its 78th session.