China, Russia opposed appointing French diplomat as head of new UN mission to Sudan

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 »

Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis

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 »

Situation in West Africa, Sahel ‘Extremely Volatile’ as Terrorists Exploit Ethnic Animosities, Special Representative Warns Security Council

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 »

Trump’s Entry Into African Diplomacy Stumbles Over Nile Dispute

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 »

Morocco Denounces Foreign Intervention in Libya at UN Security Council

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 »

China keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat

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 »

Al-Sarraj, EU and Germany’s ambassadors discuss security situation in Libya

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 »

Libya – GNA Foreign Ministry Sends Letter to Security Council President

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.’

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Mali – Chinese envoy calls on Malians to engage in national dialogue

10/10/2019 – Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on parties in Mali to engage in an inclusive national dialogue in pursuit of peace and reconciliation. »All parties in Mali should seize the opportunity of the national dialogue to work together for peace and development in the country and peacefully resolve their differences through consultations, » Wu Haitao, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, told the Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Chinese envoy calls on Malians to engage in national dialogue »

Russia hopes for constructive cooperation with Niger in UN Security Council, says Lavrov

19/09/2019 – Russia hopes for maintaining close contacts with Niger, which over the next two years will be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his visiting Nigerien counterpart Kalla Ankourao in Moscow on Thursday.The agenda of Thursday’s negotiations includes bilateral relations, which, Lavrov said, « rely on the traditions of friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding. » Continuer à lire … « Russia hopes for constructive cooperation with Niger in UN Security Council, says Lavrov »