Africa deserves permanent Security Council seat: Algeria

Lamamra said around 60 percent of the problems and files discussed by the United Nations were African ones

Africa deserves permanent Security Council seat: Algeria
World Bulletin/News Desk
 
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramatane Lamamra on Thursday called for giving a permanent seat to the African Continent in the United Nations Security Council.

He said giving Africa a permanent Security Council seat would boost the council's transparency and balance.

Addressing attendees at a high-level seminar on peace and security in Africa in the western Algerian city of Oran, Lamamra said around 60 percent of the problems and files discussed by the United Nations were African ones.

The Security Council contains 15 members, including five permanent ones and ten non-permanent ones. The ten non-permanent members are changed every two years through election.

Lamamra said Africa was on its way to creating its own strategy for bolstering peace and security across the world by peacefully settling its own conflicts either through arbitration or reconciliation.

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