Posted by: africanpressorganization | 11 October 2011

Ambassadors of United Kingdom and Spain bid farewell to the AU Chairperson



Ambassadors of United Kingdom and Spain bid farewell to the AU Chairperson


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 11, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, on 10 October, 2011, separately, received in his office at AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ambassadors Norman Ling of the United Kingdom and Antonio Sánchez-Benedito of Spain, who, as Ambassadors to Ethiopia, also represented their respective countries at the African Union during their tenures in Addis Ababa. Both came to bid him farewell at the end of their tour of duty.


The Chairperson exchanged views on several issues of mutual interest with his guest and seized the opportunity to commend the two diplomats for their laudable work in promoting and strengthening the ties of cooperation between their respective countries and the African Union.


On their part, the outgoing Permanent Representatives thanked the Chairperson and the entire AUC leadership for the cooperation and support they received during their tenure of duty. They assured the Chairperson of their countries’ continued support for the AUC’s efforts to achieve the noble goals of the Union.

The farewell ceremonies were attended, among others, by the Chief of Staff in the Bureau of Chairperson, the Deputy Chief of Staff and the Diplomatic Advisor of the Chairperson.



African Union Commission (AUC)


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