Chinese defence minister holds video talks with Mozambican counterpart
FILE - The 76th session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections on 9 June for five non-permanent seats of the Security Council for the 2022-2024 term. In New York, Minister Macamo will hold meetings with senior United Nations officials and heads of diplomatic missions from various countries accredited to the UN. [File photo: Domingo]
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, arrived in New York on Sunday to intensify the campaign for Mozambique to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, ahead of the elections scheduled for Thursday (June 9).
A press release received by Jornal Domingo states that the head of Mozambican diplomacy will carry out a work agenda within the scope of promoting Mozambique’s candidacy in meetings with senior United Nations officials and heads of diplomatic missions from various accredited countries.
The Mozambican candidacy is subordinated to the motto “International Peace and Security and Sustainable Development” and, according to Minister Macamo, “it underlines our firm commitment to the construction and maintenance of international peace and security, the preservation and respect for human rights and promoting sustainable development”.
On election day, Mozambican Macamo will participate in the act of choosing the five candidates, namely Ecuador, Japan, Mozambique, Malta and Switzerland, each endorsed by its geographic region, respectively Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Western Europe.
The promoter of the candidacy, Leonardo Simão, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, is already in New York, where he has been working on the matter since June last year.
Speaking to the press, Leonardo Simão reiterated his conviction that Mozambique would be elected, based on the indications given by the 192 countries that make up the United Nations.
The diplomat said there was great expectation regarding Mozambique’s performance within the organ, especially by countries that have conflicts themselves or in their regions and are waiting for solutions, taking into account the country’s long experience in solving these problems.
In this last stage of the campaign, Leonardo Simão says that he is seeking to ensure that the support shown since the launch of the race – on September 16 of last year – results in a favourable vote next Thursday.
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