General News of Monday, 30 January 2017
Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, former Secretary to ex-President John Mahama, has been picked to serve as Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission.
Mr Quartey’s diplomatic career spans over 30 years of service in various capacities in Ghana’s embassies and high commissions in Cotonou, Cairo, Brussels, Havana, London, and the Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Meanwhile, Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat becomes new Chairperson of the AU Commission. He succeeds South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Mr Quartey previously served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration under the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He is expected to drive Agenda 2063 of the AU for sustainable development of Africa after being given the mandate at the 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government currently ongoing at the African Union (AU) Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.