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Nigeria Elected to UN Security Council Seat

Nigeria has been elected to UN Security Council for a 2-year term beginning in January 1, 2014. The 15 member council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Nigeria was elected withChad, Chile, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia. According to the United Nations, “The countries obtained the required two-thirds majority of those Member States present and voting in the 193-member Assembly. Elected in one round of secret balloting, they will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, whose terms will conclude at the end of this year.” Speaking on the achievement, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri said, “We are coming come to the U.N. Security Council to talk about international peace and security, also coming with our own experiences, we will talk for Africa. We need to have a strong voice to help the U.N. to deal with issues in Africa, since the African issues are majority of issues facing the U.N. Security Council today.”

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This article was first published on 18th October 2013 and updated on October 28th, 2013 at 12:47 am

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