First Published: 2013-02-24

 

African, South American leaders backs Rachad Farah's bid for UNESCO Director General

 

Africa-South America Summit, held in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea, backs candidature of Rachad Farah, Djibouti's Ambassador to France, for position of Director General of UNESCO.

 

Middle East Online

Farah has also OIC support

MALABO (Equatorial Guinea) - The 3rd Africa-South America Summit held on 22 February 2013 in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea supported the candidature of Rachad Farah, Djibouti's Ambassador to France, for the position of Director General of UNESCO. A motion of support adopted by the leaders from both continents agreed that they would work together in favour of Ambassador Farah's candidature.

This 3rd Africa and South American Summit convened by the African Union (AU) focused on "Strategies and Mechanisms to Strengthen South-South Cooperation". The core objective of this gathering of Heads of State and Governments was to improve the cooperation between the two continents, especially in the area of socio-economic development of African and South American Countries.

The ASA endorsement comes briefly after the African Union Heads of States supported Rachad Farah at the recent AU summit in Addis Ababa. This summit called for "a mobilisation of all countries on the continent to support and strengthen Rachad Farah's campaign." Farah has also received the support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Only last week, the Community of Sahel States (CEN-SAD) endorsed Farah's candidature.

 

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