ZAMBIA has been elected as one of the 21 vice presidents of the 78 session of the United Nations General Assembly.
According to a statement by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations
Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations, Namatama Njekwa, the country was elected during the plenary meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
“Zambia and five other countries namely, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Morocco, Senegal and Uganda were endorsed for election in the African States category.”
“The General Assembly elected 21 countries for the position of Vice President representing different geographical regions to run for a one-year term, which starts in September this year to September 2024,” Njekwa said.
Meanwhile, the General Assembly has elected Dennis Francis, the permanent representative of Trinidad and Tobago, as the President of the General Assembly for the 78th Session.
In his address to the General Assembly shortly after his election, President-elect, Francis committed to discharge the responsibilities of the office with transparency, accountability, vigor and dedications, bearing in mind that all members have the same rights.
By Moses Makwaya
Kalemba June 2, 2023