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Somalia, Eswatini, Togo, Others Elected Veeps Of 75th UN General Assembly

Somali has been elected Vice President of the 75th session of the United Nationals General Assembly, UNGA which will run for the year 2020 / 2021.

Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was last week elected President of the session and he takes over from Nigeria’s Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who was president of the outgoing (74th) session.

Somalia’s permanent envoy to the UN, ambassador Abukar Osman will be occupying the position. It is not the first time the country is holding the top post. Its envoys have previously served in the 18th, 34th and 41st sessions, the Somali Mission at the UN said.

Ambassador Abukar is among 21 Vice Presidents for the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The Vice-Presidents are elected according to a pattern that ensures equitable geographical representation, the UN Library says. Aside Somalia; Togo, Mali, Libya, Eswatini Cameroon are also serving as veeps from the African region.

In the 74th session, four African countries served in vice presidential capacities: Cape Verde, Congo Republic, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The five permanent members of the Security Council are always represented as veeps – France, Russia, China, the United States and United Kingdom.








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