New AUC Chairperson says her success opens new chapter for African women
Addis Ababa, July 17 (WIC) -The new African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, South Africa's Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said her success to become the next Chairperson of the AUC opens a new chapter for African women.
At a press conference held here later Monday, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the success is not for her alone but also for the entire African women.
She expressed commitment to strive towards improvement of livelihoods of Africans and also vowed in particular to speed up development in Africa and enable the continent get recognition in international forum.
Dr. Dlamini-Zuma lauded notable activities of the outgoing AUC Chairperson Dr. Jean Ping during his office term and also congratulated re-elected Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, Erastus Mwencha.
On the occasion she vowed to give service to all AU member states equally and expressed commitment to work jointly with all countries and the people of the continent to discharge her responsibilities as AUC Chairperson.
She said a strong cooperation system will be put in place to work with the UN, international organizations and regional institutions to discharge her responsibilities.
The 63 year old Dlamini-Zuma will be the first woman to lead the African Union.
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