I would like to start by congratulating you on your election to preside over the work of the Sixty-first Session of this Committee. We are pleased that Mexico assumes this leadership in representation of our region.
I take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the Office for Outer Space Affairs and particularly, to its Director, Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo for the organization of this High-level Segment.
A panel discussion and exhibition, organized by the Confederation of Trade Unions of Austria (ÖGB, by its German initials) about "Cuba in change, work and life in transition" dedicated to the history and current affairs of the Cuban Trade Union (CTC, by its Spanish initials) was held at the headquarters of the Academy of the Austrian Chamber of Workers and Employees.
- Dear Katharina Spanring, Villach city councillor,
- Dear Sabine Seidler, President of the Rotary Club of Villach,
- Dear friend Christine Muttonen,
- Dear friend of Cuba, members of ÖKG, the Friendship Association in the Carinthia region led by their President, Stefan Salzmann,
- Dear compatriots, residents in Carinthia who are accompanying us,
- Dear Ladies and Glentlemen,