"Concrete solutions" needed and "results for the people" says Lajčák

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Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, gives an interview for the UN News and Media Division’s news outlets. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The incoming UN General Assembly President hopes to deliver "concrete solutions" and "results for the people" during his year overseeing the work of the 193-member body.

Miroslav Lajčák, a career diplomat from the Eastern European country of Slovakia, told UN News just ahead of taking charge of the gavel for the 72nd session on Tuesday, that conflict and migration would be his key priorities.

He promised a year of trying to find "consensus or compromise" between Member States, to try and "improve the lives of people on this planet."

Ludmilla Blagonravova spoke to Mr Lajčák and asked him what he thought the key role of the assembly was in the 21st Century.

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