PHOTOS World leaders' in-person presence at General Assembly makes no sense amid pandemic: German diplomat

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World leaders' in-person presence at General Assembly makes no sense amid pandemic: German diplomat

Xinhua

07:50, July 31, 2020

Christoph Heusgen, Germany's permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks at a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 30, 2020. In response to U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to attend this year's General Assembly General Debate in person, Christoph Heusgen said on Thursday that it makes no sense for world leaders to be physically present given the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Xie E)

Christoph Heusgen (R, Rear), Germany's permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks at a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 30, 2020. In response to U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to attend this year's General Assembly General Debate in person, Christoph Heusgen said on Thursday that it makes no sense for world leaders to be physically present given the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Xie E)

Christoph Heusgen, Germany's permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks at a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 30, 2020. In response to U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to attend this year's General Assembly General Debate in person, Christoph Heusgen said on Thursday that it makes no sense for world leaders to be physically present given the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Xie E)

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