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African Leaders Congratulate Guterres On His Re-election As UN Secretary-General

 

African leaders have conveyed congratulatory messages for Antonio Guterres, who was on Friday elected as the United Nations Secretary-General for a second five-year term by the General Assembly.

Assembly President Volkan Bozkir announced Guterres’ re-election by “acclamation,” without a vote.

Immediately after his re-election, Guterres took the oath of office and delivered an address urging UN member nations “to do everything we can to overcome current geostrategic divides and dysfunctional power relations.”

“There are too many asymmetrics and paradoxes,” he said. “They need to be addressed head on.”

Following his election, various leaders from Africa sent congratulatory messages, expressing their desire to strengthen cooperation between the U.N. and the continent.

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“My heartfelt congratulations to my brother Antonio Guterres upon his re-election as U.N. Secretary-General for a second term. I look forward to deepening the already strong strategic AU-UN partnership under your able leadership,” said African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.

“My heartfelt congratulations to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Antonio Guterres on your reappointment as U.N. Secretary-General. Ethiopia appreciates your continued support and I personally wish you the best in your second term,” said Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed.

On his part, Egyptian Presidenr Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said he hopes to engage the U.N. chief further to further world stability.

“Sincere congratulations to Antonio Guterres for his re-election as U.N. Secretary General for a second term. We look forward to continuing cooperation with the UN regarding regional and international issues, to promote security, stability and prosperity,” he said.

Somali President Mohamed Framaajo also congratulated Guterres for his re-election and expressed his country’s support for his new term.

“Congratulations Your Excellency Antonio Guterres on your re-election for a second term to serve as the Secretary-General of the U.N. This reaffirms our belief in your dedicated service to humanity. As you continue serving as 9th SG, Somalia assures you unwavering support,” said Farmaajo.

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu o her part said: “Congratulations Antonio Guterres on your re-election as a UN Secretary General. Your commitment for the global socio-economic transformation is highly commendable.”

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