Sri Lanka Backs Uganda Candidate For UN General Assembly Presidency

Sri Lanka has confirmed its fullest support to Uganda's candidature of Sam Kutesa for the President for United Nations General Assembly.

Sri Lankan President President Mahinda Rajapaksa have this assurance when he met Uganda's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem  at the Presidential House in Colombo Sri Lanka on June 3.

Sri Lanka and Uganda developed strong bilateral relations, especially after the end of Sri Lanka's civil war. Uganda extended its support to Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council where two US backed resolutions were presented against Sri Lanka.

The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis. The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly. The current officeholder is John William Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda.

Ashe was the Chief Guest of the World Conference on Youth which took place in Sri Lanka last month. He also met the Sri Lankan President on the sidelines of the conference.

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