By Sami Zaptia
08/01/2021 -Tunisia’s Foreign Ministry stressed Monday (4 December) that Libya will top the agenda of the UN Security Council. Tunisia assumed the rotating presidency of the Security Council for January on Monday as a Non-Permanent Member of the Security Council in 2021. Continuer à lire … « Libya tops Tunisia-led Security Council January agenda: Tunisian Foreign Ministry »
The UK has issued a statement following a session of the UN Security Council on Mali.
Following the coup in Mali, FCO Minister James Duddridge said:
Along with our partners in the UN Security Council, the UK made clear today that it opposes the removal of Mali’s elected government by force.
I call on all parties to maintain calm, ensure full respect for human rights, and engage in constructive dialogue to ease tensions. All those detained during these tumultuous events must be released immediately.
I support the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the United Nations to encourage a resolution to this crisis. We must focus our attention on re-establishing a civilian government in Mali as soon as possible. Only a democratically elected government can meet the needs and aspirations of the Malian people, including by delivering progress on the Mali peace process.
23/07/2020 – Russia and China are blocking the appointment of a French diplomat at the head of a new political mission of the United Nation to support the democratic transition in the East African country. Continuer à lire … « China, Russia opposed appointing French diplomat as head of new UN mission to Sudan »
11/07/2020 – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Libyan conflict in a video conference with the country’s Security Council on Friday. Continuer à lire … « Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis »
1/07/2020 – Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the region warned the Security Council in a 9 July videoconference meeting*, as delegates called for sustained engagement with all partners to advance a holistic approach to peace. Continuer à lire … « Situation in West Africa, Sahel ‘Extremely Volatile’ as Terrorists Exploit Ethnic Animosities, Special Representative Warns Security Council »
Donald Trump’s biggest foray into African affairs has not turned out well.
10/07/2020 – The U.S. president’s bid to resolve a long-running dispute over a Nile dam has failed to make a breakthrough, joining his unsuccessful efforts in crises from North Korea to Kosovo. Continuer à lire … « Trump’s Entry Into African Diplomacy Stumbles Over Nile Dispute »
09/07/2020 – Since the start of the Libyan crisis, Moroccan diplomacy has remained neutral and called foreign powers to let Libyans handle their internal conflicts without intervention.
Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has again denounced foreign intervention in Libya during a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Morocco Denounces Foreign Intervention in Libya at UN Security Council »
23/01/2020 – China has kept Kenya and Djibouti guessing on who it will support for a UN Security Council seat.
Beijing diplomats have pledged support for both but failed to guarantee the vote, sticking to the policy of not taking sides publicly in political duels.
Continuer à lire … « China keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat »
05/12/2019 – The Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed the latest developments on political and security levels in Libya with European Union (EU) and Germany’s ambassadors in the presence of Libya’s ambassadors to the EU and Germany. Continuer à lire … « Al-Sarraj, EU and Germany’s ambassadors discuss security situation in Libya »
16/10/2019 – GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala has sent a letter to the President of the UN security Council, following the barbaric shelling of a home in the Tripoli area of Al Fernaj on Monday, in which 3 children died and a woman and a girl wounded all from one family. The letter reads: ‘Every day passes and indeed every hour without a firm stance taken to repel this aggression on the capital and halt the crimes will lead to crimes that will not only threaten Libya but the entire region.’