General Assembly President, Julian R. Hunte Receives Award from Pope John Paul II

His Holiness the Pope, John Paul 11 has given a major recognition to Julian R. Hunte, Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation, and President of the Fifty-eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Minister Hunte is to receive the Knight of the Grand Cross Pian Order, in recognition of his accomplishments at the United Nations, during his Presidency of the General Assembly.

Mr. Hunte is especially commended for the major role he played in the consensus adoption of the General Assembly resolution entitled "Participation of the Holy See in the work of the United Nation'. READ MORE>>

In accepting the award, Minister Hunte acknowledged the tremendous support his Presidency has received from Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Kenny D. Anthony and the Government and people of Saint Lucia; the members of his Cabinet; the Governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); and other States of the Latin American and Caribbean Group.

The award will be bestowed on Minister Hunte by His Eminence, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State of the Holy See, at a ceremony to be held on September 19, 2004, in New York.

In making the announcement, Dr. Anthony said, "The Government and People of Saint Lucia are justifiably proud of Minister Hunte's accomplishments, and for the commendation he has received from His Holiness the Pope". He noted that the award would serve to strengthen the already close ties between the Government and People of Saint Lucia and the Holy See.



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