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President Ashe meets with Abderrahim Kadmiri, Director General of the Moroccan International Cooperation Agency

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

Rabat, Morocco 6 January 2014

John W. Ashe  with Abderrahim KadmiriThe President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met with Abderrahim Kadmiri, Director General of the Moroccan International Cooperation Agency and his staff today on his official visit to Rabat, Morocco.

During the President’s meeting with Mr. Kadiri and his staff, the President had an opportunity to speak with a group of youth from the Caribbean region who are studying in Morocco as part of an international education exchange programme.

The President spoke with the youth about the role of the President of the General Assembly, working in diplomacy, the value of studying overseas, as well as his own career path.  The President also fielded questions from the group of about 30 students.  

He advised them to learn a skill and hone it.  “You don’t have to be perfect, but you have to be very good at your craft,” he said.

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe (left) with Abderrahim Kadmiri, Director General of the Moroccan International Cooperation Agency - Photo/Abigail Somma