11 January 2014

Angola: Nation Has More Support for UN Non-Permanent Seat

The minister of Foreign Affairs , Georges Chicoti , said on Friday in Luanda that Angola continues to receive support for his bid to a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) .

The Government minister was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the ceremony of new-year greetings to ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Angola, by the President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, at the Presidential Palace, of Cidade Alta.

"We will finish this process at the level of the African Union, therefore, in principle, this body will send its position on the bid of Angola to the United Nations and during the month of September this year we will continue with this campaign that must be completed at the end of 2014, so that we can be elected, "he said.

According to the minister, "it is necessary to make any further campaign and work a little harder, with all partners, now within the international community."

While speaking on the speech made by vice dean ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Giancarlo Fenini, at the greetings ceremony , minister Georges Chicoti said that the Swiss diplomat praised in general all policies of the Angolan government and also encouraged the Angolan authorities, the fact that Angola is the few countries that have made many investments in human development .

He stressed that there is a commitment of the international community in every talk that the President of the Republic , José Eduardo dos Santos, had with members of the diplomatic corps in Angola during the act individually.

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