Algeria pledges to support Kenya’s bid for UN Security Council seat

UN Security Council
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Algeria on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in the election slated for June 2020, according to the Kenyan presidency.

Incoming Algerian Ambassador to Kenya Selma Malika Haddadi said her country is convinced that Kenya is best placed to advance Africa’s interests at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

“Algeria fully and actively supports Kenya’s candidacy,” Haddadi said, according to a statement issued after the envoy presented her credentials to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.

The east African nation has lately intensified lobbying for support from bilateral partners in its bid to sit at the UN Security Council from 2021 to 2022.

On Aug. 21, Kenya beat Djibouti to win the African bloc vote, enhancing its power during elections for the UN Security Council non-permanent seat.

The Algerian diplomat said Kenya’s commitment and contribution to regional and international peace and security make it Africa’s best option for the UN body.

She said Kenya’s re-election as a member of the African Union Peace and Security Council as well as the endorsement of its candidature by the African Union was a testimony of the country’s front-runner position for the UNSC seat. Enditem

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