Jonathan to address UN assembly next week


President Goodluck Jonathan has been listed among 38 Heads of State that will speak at the general debate of the UN General Assembly commencing on 25 September.

In a provisional list of speakers for the General Assembly 67th session, the president would address the session in the afternoon.

According to the list, Jonathan is listed as the 16th speaker out of 23 speakers.

The heads of states to speak along with the president were those from Rwanda, Switzerland, Argentina, Senegal, Finland, South Africa, Panama, Jordan, Hungary and Pakistan.

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Others are: El Salvador, Turkey, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Slovakia, Nauru, Czech Republic and Afghanistan, Uganda’s Vice President, and Spain’s Head of Government.

Also 15 countries, of which their heads of state are listed in the morning session of the same day , were Brazil, United States, Serbia, Morocco, Benin, Cyprus, Qatar, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Georgia, Dominican Republic, France, Lithuania, Honduras and Namibia.

On Tuesday, the General Assembly opened the session with an urgent call for cooperation to tackle the economic and political uncertainties being experienced in many parts of the world.

The new President of the 193-member body, Vuk Jeremic of Serbia, had said that “Peace and security is a prerequisite for the stability needed for global economic growth, sustainable development and social progress.”

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