President Ramaphosa hails South Africa's election to UN Security Council

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed gratitude to the UN General Assembly after South Africa was elected to serve in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member on Friday.

Ramaphosa who is attending the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, also expressed “unreserved gratitude and appreciation” to the Southern African Development Community which nominated the country, and the Africa Union for endorsing the election.

He said Pretoria will use its membership to advance “priorities of the African Union Agenda 2063”.

“South Africa’s tenure will be guided by our commitment to resolve regional, global and international conflicts and promote inclusive growth as part of the effort to ensure a better Africa in a better world. We are committed to addressing the root causes of conflict, including inequality and underdevelopment, and promoting inclusive political dialogue,” he said in a statement received by PANA.

There are 15 members on the UN Security Council, including the five permanent ones - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - and 10 non-permanent members, half of them are elected each year.

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09 june 2018 07:13:50

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