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Jonathan to address UN General Assembly

20 September 2012, 07:29

United Nations - President Goodluck Jonathan has been listed among first 38 heads of state that will speak at the general debate of the UN General Assembly commencing  on Sept. 25.

In a provisional list of speakers for the General Assembly 67th session obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Wednesday, the president would address the session in the afternoon.

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.

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

Also 15 countries, which their heads of state had been 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: "Peace and security is a prerequisite for the stability needed for global economic growth, sustainable development and social progress."



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