Saturday, 22 June 2013

New Representative of the League of Arab States presents Letter of Credence to AUC Chairperson

Addis Ababa, 21 June, 2013:The newly appointed Representative of the League of Arab States to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU and UNECA, H.E. Mr.Saleh M. A. Sahboun has today 21 June 2013,presented his letter of credence to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

H.E. Mr. Saleh M. A. Sahboun, brought special greetings from the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Nabil El-Arabi. Ambassador Sahboun highlighted that he has been charged with the responsibility to upgrade and strengthen the bilateral relationship between the African Union and the League of Arab States.

Welcoming the new Representative to his position, the AUC Chairperson, Dr. Dlamini Zuma congratulated him and pledged her support in order to enable him succeed in his mission.

Ambassador Saleh had served in Ethiopia before as Deputy Head of Mission for Libya between 2004 and 2011.


Press release
Saturday, 22 June 2013
For immediate use

It’s time to end the confusion over motorway speed limits             - Maria Eagle
Maria Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the latest Government confusion over motorway speed limits, said:

“The chaos over plans to change motorway speed limits is extraordinary, even by the Department for Transport’s usual standards. Only a week after the Roads Minister confidently claimed that trials of a new 80mph speed limit were to go ahead, it’s clear that the Secretary of State has applied the brakes on his own reckless policy.

”Labour has consistently warned that a blanket increase in the motorway speed limit risked increasing deaths and serious injuries, pushing up the cost of driving and making it harder to cut the emissions that contribute to climate change. The ending of all government funding for road safety and speed cameras, while slashing the numbers of road traffic police, meant there was no realistic prospect of any increase being credibly enforced.

“Ministers should now end the confusion they have created and clearly rule out any increase in speed limits in this parliament.”