USA Secretary of State Meets New UN Assembly President

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, has met the president- elect of United Nations General Assembly, also Uganda’s foreign minister Sam Kutesa and they reportedly held talks on peace and security.

The meeting took place in  in Washington DC over the weekend.

According to a statement from Uganda’s UN mission, Kutesa who was voted into office last week, also shared with Kerry the priorities he outlined for the 69th session of the UN general assembly .

“Kutesa and Kerry discussed regional peace and security matters and agreed that Uganda and the US will continue working closely to find solutions to regional challenges, especially that of LRA rebels,” said in press release.

LRA rebels, currently operating in Central African Republic have killed many unarmed civilians in east and central Africa. The ruthless rebel group which started with fighting Ugandan government troops  later fled to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa Republic.

USA is helping the African Union army to pursue LRA rebels and their leader Joseph Kony in Central Africa.

During the meeting between Kutesa and Kerry they also exchanged views on the upcoming U.S. Africa Leaders Summit due to take place in Washington DC on August 5th-6th  under the theme,”Investing in the next generation.”

Kerry congratulated Kutesa on his election and pleaded U.S. support during the 69th session.

Kutesa will preside over the United Nations general assembly for one year starting September 16 for which he has chosen the theme,”Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.”

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