Uganda calls for Africa to unite in UN Security Council reform negotiations

Uganda has called for support from other African countries and urged them to unite as the continent continues to push for reforms at the UN Security Council.

In a meeting of senior officials, the Uganda’s minister of state in charge of international affairs Henry Okello Oryem urged others to unite as part of intergovernmental negotiations in Africa.

Oryem said: “I wish to reiterate that Uganda’s support and commitment to reform as espoused in the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration is unwavering, as it is the only viable option to redress the historical injustice done to the African continent.”

Oryem made his speech as the African Union (AU) Committee met to focus on how to strengthen Africa as a nation.

The AU resolved at Ezulwini Consensus in 2005 which called for a more democratic and representative UN which includes Africans.

Oryem said: “As such, Africa should remain cohesive and to continue to speak with one voice in unity of purpose on all aspects of the reform process.”

Other countries attending the meeting included Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo, Namibia, Zambia, Libya, Algeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

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