On 18 December, United Nations staff, representatives of the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Addis Ababa and the Permanent Mission of the League of Arab States to the AU, Ambassadors, and the Arabic community in Addis Ababa, came together to celebrate the UN Arabic Language Day at the ECA Conference Centre.
In her opening remarks at the event, ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, spoke in Arabic and said that it was an honor and privilege for ECA to be celebrating the UN Arabic Language Day for the third time at the Economic Commission for Africa.
The Executive Secretary seized the opportunity to salute the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Addis Ababa and the Permanent Mission of the League of Arab States to the AU and ECA for their continued support of this annual event. She also thanked her ECA colleagues for their efforts in the preparation of this event.
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