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Arab league reaffirms support for Djibouti’s UN security council candidature

Arab League member states have reaffirmed their support for Republic of Djibouti’s candidature in the upcoming security council 2021-2022.

Djibouti Foreign Minister, Mohamed Yusuf has confirmed on Wednesday.

Resolution 150 of the Arab League council of ministers gave support to Djibouti in its quest for the non-permanent seat of the UNSC ( 2021-2022).

The strategic horn of the African state said it will not give up on the race following African union vote that saw Kenya garner 38 votes against 18 last month.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has also thrown its weight behind the Djiboutian government in its campaign to secure a permanent seat of the UN Security Council.
A statement from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 24th August has pledged the support as the government of Djibouti is part of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation but not Kenya.
Djibouti is also counting on the support of French-speaking nations in West Africa and across the globe to secure the vital position.

The 2020 United Nations Security Council election will be held in June 2020 during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2021.

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