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Outgoing UN President Ashe meets Kutesa ahead of vote
Publish Date: Jun 11, 2014
Outgoing UN President Ashe meets Kutesa ahead of vote
President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe (left) with Sam Kutesa on Monday - Photo UN/ Bill Bl
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By Vision Reporter and Agencies

The President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe from Antigua and Barbuda has met Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uganda and President-designate of the 69th Session of the United Nations Assembly.
 
The two discussed the responsibilities and expectations of the Presidency of the General Assembly, including the selection of theme and the elaboration thereof. They also discussed the importance of engaging with Member States, Observers, civil society and the private sector.
 
Kutesa commended President Ashe for 'setting the stage' for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and expressed his intent to build upon the momentum achieved.
 
The President of the General Assembly advised the Kutesa on the forthcoming High-level Stocktaking Event slated for early September 2014 , according to the UN website www.un.org.
 
The meeting was held on Monday ahead of  today's election of the President of the 69th session of the General Assembly and 21 vice-presidents from 10pm in New York.
 
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