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AU endorses Kutesa for UN presidency
Publish Date: May 24, 2013
AU endorses Kutesa for UN presidency
Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa
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By Vision Reporter
 
The African Union Executive Council, composed of African Ministers responsible for Foreign Affairs, has unanimously endorsed Uganda’s Foreign affairs minister, Sam Kutesa’s candidacy for president of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly for the period 2014-2015.

 
The endorsement followed a decision by the Government of Cameroon to withdraw its candidate, Foreign minister, Pierre Moukoko, who was also vying for the position, in favour of Uganda's candidate.  

Cameroon's decision to withdraw, said minister Moukoko, was based on the need to further promote the friendly relations existing between the two countries, as well as maintaining African solidarity for international posts and positions.
 
It will be recalled that, it will be the turn of Africa to provide the president to the United Nations General Assembly for the 69th Session, based on the principle of geographical rotation.

This endorsement therefore means Kutesa will be elected by acclamation by the United Nations General Assembly during elections to be held in June 2014.
 
In his statement after the endorsement, Kutesa conveyed Uganda's appreciation to foreign minister Moukoko and the Government of Cameroon for the gracious gesture of magnanimity and solidarity.

He said the decision was a clear testimony of the cordial relations between the two countries. It also signifies Africa’s confidence in Uganda to represent them at the highest level.
 
 

 

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