Akufo-Addo congratulates Ambassador Quartey on his AU’s appointement

General News of Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

2017-01-31

Ambassador QuarteyAmb. Kwesi Quartey, former Secretary to ex-President John Mahama

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, former Secretary to ex-President John Mahama, for his election to the position to serve as Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission describing his new role as “great news for Ghana”.

Ambassador Quartey was elected on Monday January 31 at the 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mr Akufo-Addo tweeted: “Congratulations to Amb. Kwesi Quartey on being elected as the Vice Chair of the AU Commission. I wish you the very best in your new job.”

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.

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.

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