Security Council Poll: Obama Congratulates Nigeria, Others

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United States (US) President, Barrack Obama, and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the US, Prof. Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, have hailed the victory of Nigeria, Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia at Thursday’s non permanent seats of the United Nations Security Council.
In a statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, US permanent representative to the United Nations, which was made available to journalists yesterday, President Obama said the seats were well deserved by the new entrants, adding that the United States would remain committed to addressing the most pressing threats to international peace and security.
“As we look ahead to their upcoming terms on the Council, the United States remains committed to addressing the most pressing threats to international peace and security, including by implementing Security Council Resolution 2118 to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons; furthering efforts to address the humanitarian crisis and work toward a political solution in Syria; tackling ongoing and emerging conflicts in the Great Lakes, Sudan and South Sudan, Somalia, Mali, the Central African Republic and elsewhere; countering the scourge of terrorism around the world; and promoting democracy and human rights so all people have a voice in shaping their future,” the statement concluded.
Also, Nigeria’s ambassador to …

Source: Leadership Newspaper NG

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