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Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC: Mozambique in a Privileged Position

Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC: Mozambique in a Privileged Position

Mozambique is very well on track for its election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, whose vote will take place on June 9 at the UN General Assembly.

The conviction was expressed to Notícias by António Macheve, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MINEC), moments after the participation, in the United States of America, of the national delegation in a meeting to this end promoted by the World Federation of United Nations Associations.

Speaking exclusively to the matutino, António Macheve explained that the arguments presented at this meeting, which took place at the UN headquarters, were enough for the country to be elected to office after this meeting.

“Our analysis is that the national application is very well on track and there is a favorable environment for our election on June 9 to non-permanent member of the Security Council,” he said.

Among the factors that weigh for the country to be a member of this body is the fact that, so far, Mozambique is the only candidate representing the African continent, having expressive support from the African Union. And, if this happens, it will replace Kenya.

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On this, the MINEC spokesman explained that the regions of Southern and Eastern Africa alternate in the seat of non-permanent member of the Security Council.

“So Kenya will leave on December 31 of this year, and then our country could take over the seat on January 1, 2023,” he said.

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