Nandi-Ndaitwah in Congo to attend C-10 summit

WINDHOEK: Foreign Affairs’ Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah departed for the 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 on Thursday and Friday this week.

A media statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday 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 statement stressed.

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