The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended congratulations to Turkey’s UN Ambassador Volkan Bozkir on his election as President of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.

“Our most sincere congratulations to Ambassador Volkan Bozkir for his election as President of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly. We wish Ambassador Bozkır every success in assumption this highest position at the United Nations and in all his future endeavors,” the MFA posted on Twitter.

Bozkir is currently a Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker from Istanbul and head of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

He was elected to the Turkish legislature in 2011 following nearly 40 years in the Foreign Service that included posts in Stuttgart, Germany; Baghdad; New York, and Bucharest, Romania.

He also served as Turkey’s Minister of European Affairs and Chief Negotiator.

Bozkir is the first Turkish national to head the General Assembly. He will take office in September and hold the post for one year.