Mozambique replaced Kenya at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday with a promise to prioritize the fight against terrorism. The country will serve at the council as a non-permanent member for the next two years.
Kenya has served in the council since June 2020 and was represented by its Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Martin Kimani. Mozambique began its tenure at the council on Jan 1.
Joining Mozambique are Ecuador, Japan, Malta and Switzerland. All five countries will take up non-permanent seats for the next two years.
Pedro Comissario, Mozambican ambassador to the UN, said his country is ready to deal with terrorism during its tenure. While speaking at a flag installation ceremony for the five new members outside Mozambique’s council chamber, Comissario said the international community should work together to stamp out terrorism.
“Paramount among contemporary threats to international peace and security is the progressive Africanization of terrorism affecting our continent,” Comissario said.
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