What we’ll do at UN Security Council – Nigeria Saudi rejects seat

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Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri, has assured the international community that Nigeria would continue to work in the area of preventive diplomacy as it takes a seat in the United Nations (UN) Security Council in 2014.Nigeria was elected on Thursday as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council along with four other countries.Speaking at a media briefing in New York, Onwuliri also said that Nigeria would focus on mediation and prevention of conflict situations in Africa.“We need to have a strong voice to help the UN to deal with issues in Africa. African issues are the majority of issues facing the UN Security Council today.“We have been overwhelmingly given the mandate to serve in the UN Security Council on non-permanent category for the next two years.“Nigeria came to this assignment with  rich antecedents and history being the fifth time we have been elected.“We want to thank the global community for this huge mandate of 186 votes out 191. It shows confidence given to us and we will not disappoint the global community,” Onwuliri stressed.Also speaking, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Joy Ogwu, described Nigeria’s election  as an indication of …

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