Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey, former Secretary to the cabinet , under President John Mahama, and a former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, was on Monday, 30 January, 2017, elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, currently taking place in Addis Ababa.
Ambassador Kwesi Quartey is expected to bring to bear, his experience of over 30 years as a Diplomat, on the AU Agenda 2063, which is geared towards achieving sustainable development of Africa and its people.
Following the announcement of the Ambassador Quartey’s election at the Meeting, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, took to his official twitter page to congratulate the new AU Deputy Chair:
“Congratulations to Amb. Kwesi Quartey on being elected as the Vice Chair of the AU Commission. I wish you the very best in your new job”.
The Ministry also wishes to congratulate Ambassador Kwesi Quartey on his election.
The Meeting also saw the election of H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chadian Foreign Minister, as the new Chairperson of the AU Commission, and eight others as Commissioners to oversee the activities in the following areas: Peace and Security; Social Affairs; Political Affairs; Economic Affairs; Infrastructure & Energy; Human Resources, Science & Technology; Trade & Industry; and Rural Economy & Agriculture.