Ghanaian, Ambassador Kwesi Quartey has been elected the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
He was elected on Monday at the 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government at the African Union (AU) Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
With over 35 years experience as a diplomat, Ambassador Quartey served 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.
Ambassador Quartey was the Executive Secretary to former President John Dramani Mahama. He previously served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
Few minutes after his election, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo who is attending the summit tweeted to congratulate his compatriot.
“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,” the president’s tweet said.
President Akufo-Addo first announced on twitter, “Great news for Ghana. Our very own Ambassador Kwesi Quartey has just been elected as Vice Chair of the AU Commission.”
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. ??
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat beat Kenya’s top diplomat Amina Mohamed to become the Commissioner of the African Union..
He succeeds South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
By Isaac Essel |3news.com