Foreign Minister departs for Congo to attend C-10 Heads of State and Govt Summit

WINDHOEK: Foreign Affairs’ Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah departed for Republic of Congo on Monday to attend the Committee of Ten (C-10) Heads of State and Government Summit on the reform of the United Nations’ (UN) Security Council.

She will be attending the C-10 on behalf of President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who could not attend due to prior commitments.

The summit is slated to take place today and tomorrow.

A media statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said the task of the committee is to promote, defend and canvass the African common position contained in the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration on the reform of the UN Security Council.

The Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration call particularly for the expansion of the permanent and non-permanent categories of the UN Security Council, and a discussion on the question of the veto power.

Africa is seeking for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

The C-10 is composed of Namibia, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Libya, Kenya, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Zambia.

SOURCE: NAMPA