Egypt's FM congratulates Guterres on re-election as UN UN Secretary-General for 2nd term



Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 01:56 GMT


Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 01:56 GMT


CAIRO – 18 June 2021: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry congratulated, Friday Antonio Guterres for his re-election as UN Secretary-General for a second five-year term.

“Sincere congratulations to Antonio Guterres for his re-election as #UN Secretary General for a second term. We look forward to continuing cooperation with the UN regarding regional & international issues, to promote security, stability & prosperity.” Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez tweeted.


António Guterres was re-appointed, Friday to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On his Twitter account, Guterres said "I am deeply honored and grateful for the trust placed in me to serve as the Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term."

"Serving the @UN is an immense privilege and a most noble duty," he added.

Guterres was the sole candidate from the UN’s 193 Member States to vie for its top job. His first five-year term began in January 2017.

He was nominated by his homeland, Portugal, and appointed by acclamation by the General Assembly, following prior endorsement by the UN Security Council, for a second term that runs from January 2022 to December 2026





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