Egypt announces its full support to the Ethiopian candidate as Director-General of the World Health Organization
Unofficial translation from Arabic:
Egypt has confirmed its full support to the former Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as a candidate for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organization.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) visited Cairo on 13 and 14 May as part of his campaign for the international post, ahead of the final round of elections scheduled for Geneva on May 23.
According to the statement, the Ethiopian Minister was received at Cairo airport by Ambassador Mohamed Idris, Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, where he conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Idris also conveyed to the Ethiopian Minister the directives of the Foreign Minister to the Egyptian delegation in Geneva in close coordination with the African delegations to support the African candidate, who is experienced and competent, and within the framework of the Egyptian keenness to get the African continent a fair share of important international positions in the international arena.
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