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Mozambique takes seat at UN Security Council

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Mozambique replaced Kenya at the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday with a promise to prioritise the fight against terrorism.

The country will serve on the council as a non-permanent member for the next two years.

“We are going to deal a lot with terrorism,” said Mozambican ambassador to the UN, Pedro Comissário.

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Comissário said the country would also push for reforms at the Security Council to address “African concerns”.

“It is necessary to pay attention to reforming the Security Council to reflect African concerns, a region that has suffered historical injustice. We have no permanent member on the Security Council,” Comissário said.

The Security Council has five permanent members— the United States of America, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and China—and 10 non-permanent members.—BBC

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