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Canada During the UN General Assembly, Mahamadou Issoufou highlights his results

15:40  25 september  2020
15:40  25 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le président du Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, lors de son discours pré-enregistré durant l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU. © United Nations / Handout via REUTERS The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, during his pre-recorded speech during the General Assembly of the UN.

The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, spoke at the 75th UN General Assembly on Thursday. He stressed the importance of fighting climate change, but he especially took advantage of the platform to highlight his record, after two terms at the head of the country.

"I take this opportunity to solemnly announce that this is the last time that I will speak as President of the Republic of Niger", declared Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, during the 75th General Assembly of the UN .

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President , who does not stand for the presidential election scheduled for the end of the year at , referred to subjects such as the fight against global warming and the upcoming election: "When we know that, this t is for the very first time in its history that Niger will experience a democratic transfer of power, this deadline fills me with pride. This deadline will be a decisive moment for Niger, as part of its efforts to deepen its democratic process and its political maturity ".

He also took advantage of this moment to take stock. “This qualitative development is the result of the work carried out during my two mandates. From the start of my first mandate, I made respect for constitutional texts and institutions a cardinal virtue of my governance for the rebirth of Niger ".

Many other African heads of state spoke on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly. In pre-recorded video speeches, Alassane Ouattara, Ali Bongo, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, Alpha Condé or Roch March Christian Kaboré followed one another.

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