General News of Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Former President John Dramani Mahama has welcomed the news of Thomas Kwesi Quartey’s new role as Vice Chair of the AU Commission.
Mr Mahama took to Facebook on Tuesday, January 31, to congratulate the former presidential secretary during his tenure as president of Ghana.
Mr Mahama also praised Chadian Foreign Affairs Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat for becoming new Chairperson of the AU Commission.
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 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.