Namibia, Sierra Leone to continue Africa's quest for UN Security Council representation

Namibia, Sierra Leone to continue Africa's quest for UN Security Council representation
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Namibian Presidency

Namibia and Sierra Leone say they will continue taking up Africa's demand for representation on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
President Hage Geingob and counterpart from Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio held talks on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York Thursday.
The two countries are both members of the African Union's Committee of Ten on United Nations reform, pushing for Africa to have a seat on the Security Council.
Sierra Leone chairs the committee and the two leaders discussed the amendment of the UN, which could see Africa being on the same level as other regions of the word.
The Committee of Ten has for years maintained that the majority of UN's peacekeeping missions are in Africa and this among other reasons, entails that the continent has a voice on the Security Council.
Namibia's International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the renewed discussions between presidents, Geingob and Bio affirms that Africa's common position has not changed.
She said this is based on the Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declarations for Africa to have a say in the UN Security Council with veto powers alongside the five permanent members.