Dr. Kerim Participates at the African Union Summit
The Macedonian candidate for the post of UN Secretary General, Dr. Srgjan Kerim, participated in the Summit of the African Union alongside Heads of States and Governments, taking place in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, on January 30-31, 2016.
During the session, in the function of an observer Dr. Kerim had meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Somalia, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mozambique.
He also met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mrs. Nkosazana Zuma, with former President of the UN General Assembly Amara Essy of Ivory Coast, and Director General of the International Organization for Migration, William Lacy Swing.
During the Summit, Dr. Kerim met with other observer representatives including Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Foreign Minister of Argentina Susana Malcorra, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn, European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, as well as other high representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Turkey, and New Zealand.
During the meetings Dr. Kerim had an exchange of opinion regarding the priorities and the agenda of the African Union, as well as on the main theme of the Summit: "Human Rights and Women's Rights"
Discussions also included the process of electing the next UN Secretary General.
The Summit participants were presented with Dr. Kerim's speech on the subject of "The main priorities of the UN agenda from the perspective of Africa."