Geingob to attend meeting on UN Security Council reforms

14 May 2017 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 14 MAY (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob will attend the fourth Consultative Summit of the African Union (AU) Committee of 10 (C-10) Heads of State on the Reform of the United Nations (UN) Security Council early next week.
The meeting, slated for 16 and 17 May, will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Namibia is a full member of that committee.
This was announced in a media release issued by Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Albertus Aochamub here Sunday.
Aochamub explained that the reform of the UN Security Council is based on five key elements that include expansion of the Council, extension of/or retaining veto powers, regional representation, size and working methods and the relationship between Council and the General Assembly.
He said joint preparatory meetings of C-10 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representatives in New York and Addis Ababa will precede the Summit.
Aochamub noted that the outcomes of the summit of the 10 Heads of State is expected to inform the 19th Report of the C-10, which is envisaged to be submitted to the 29th Ordinary Summit of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which is slated for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 08 to 09 July 2017.
Geingob will be accompanied by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Peya Mushelenga and other senior government officials.
The President is expected back in the country on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.
(NAMPA)
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