SA ambassador meets with general assembly

2015-01-17 11:34

Johannesburg - South Africa's representative to the United Nations Kingsley Mamabolo has met with the General Assembly for talks in New York, the Department of International Relations said on Saturday.

Mambolo and Sam Kahamba Kutesa, president of the 69th session of the UN's General Assembly, exchanged views on South Africa's chair of the Group of 77 (G77), climate change and co-operation between the UN and regional organisations, department spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.

South Africa assumed the chair of the G77 earlier in January. During its term, South Africa will be responsible for negotiating and speaking on behalf of two-thirds of the UN membership on key development issues.

The G77 is the largest coalition of developing countries in the UN.

"President Kutesa congratulated the South African delegation under the leadership of ambassador Mamabolo on assuming the chair of the G77 + China ... and expressed confidence that the group will achieve its objective during 2015," said Monyela.

"He committed to working closely with South Africa to promote the African agenda through leadership roles in both strategic organisations."

  • philip.buys.1 - 2015-01-17 14:46

    And what did he say, that made sense, except for eish, grassrootlevel, huh,kfs said eihs, no coke, and only wings.

  • mmapula.wagamatabane - 2015-01-17 14:50

    The fact is what are we doing to make SA a better country to live in ? All these racist comments won't help the situation, thinking that the world will stand up and defend whites is just a delusion. The fact is the level of crime in SA is affecting all races, knows no colour. The world feels SA deserves what is happening now, because of apartheid. As far as i recall back in the late90's and early 2000 there was an organisation called " mapogo a mathamaga"This was an organisation formed by Black and white farmers and businessmen ( and women). I personally witnessed how they operated, the crime rate was well controlled. The minute a criminal saw the sign " mapogo a mathamaga" they knew that they are skating on thin ice. The organisation was exploring from Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West.Unfortunately it was banned because of the so called human rights which benefits criminals more than law abiding citizens.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2015-01-17 14:58

    Does he attend between meals?.

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