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SVG: UN General Assembly President to Visit Volcano Red Zone


(iWitnes News) The President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly will embark on a “mission drive” to the volcano Red/Orange Zone during a visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines this month.

During his trip Volkan Bozkır — a Turkish diplomat and politician — will also meet with Governor-General Dame Susan Dougan and Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves as well as the cabinet ministers.

After three months of effusive eruption, La Soufriere erupted explosively on April 9, resulting in significant damage and loss to public infrastructure, housing, agriculture and forestry.

Some 22,000 persons were displaced and about 2,000 of them still remain in public shelters as a result of the eruption.

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