“I can only pledge to do my best, in concert with all of you, to uphold this organ’s founding principles. NEPAD’s distinctive outlook makes it uniquely relevant to Africa’s development trajectory. That is why the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency has become the African Union Development Agency (AUDA). We owe a debt of gratitude to NEPAD’s initiating members, as well as my immediate predecessor, President Macky Sall, for the vision, dedication, and service that have brought us to this point.” President Kagame acceptance remarks as newly elected Chairperson of the AUDA-NEPAD HSGOC | Addis Ababa, 8 February 2020. 

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