Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr Amery Browne says he's delighted the United Nations General Assembly has elected T&T Ambassador Dennis Francis as its President-elect.
In a brief conversation with Guardian Media, Browne said, "I am delighted that Trinidad and Tobago’s excellent selection of Ambassador Dennis Francis as our candidate, and our team's effective and strategic campaign, were rewarded this morning [Thursday] by his election this morning as President of the UN General Assembly for the 78th Session, by Acclamation."
Browne added, "Ambassador Francis is one of our best and brightest, and all citizens should be proud of his accomplishment.
This is the first time that a national of our twin island Republic has held this prestigious position. I was pleased to be present in the General Assembly Hall for today's election, and to immediately deliver a Statement to the General Assembly expressing thanks to all Member States for their support for Trinidad and Tobago's candidature."
Browne also confirmed he relayed the news to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who "conveyed his profound pride, congratulations and confidence to Ambassador Dennis Francis."