Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid takes office as the President of the United Nation's General Assembly's (UNGA) 76th session on Tuesday.
In the ceremony held in New York City's UN Headquarters, Minister Shahid took the oath. He was elected as the President on July 7 this year.
"As President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in all loyalty, discretion, and conscious, and that I shall discharge these functions, and regulate my conduct in the interest of the United Nations," Shahid said as he took his oath.
He made the oath to work in accordance to with the code of ethics expected of the President of the UNGA and to work without any external influence.
In a statement he shortly later made in Dhivehi, he thanked everyone for entrusting him with such a responsibility.
Shahid left for New York on August 29, to take office.
He ran against former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Dr. Zalmai Rassoul. Shahid won the election with 143 votes while Afghanistan received 48 votes.