Gabon, which officially assumed the chairmanship of the UN Security Council this October, wants to use its position to propose approaches to address current crises that have engulfed the world.
The central African country has replaced France in this presidency, per the alphabetical order adopted by the global organization to appoint member States.
Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the central African country said when addressing the UN General Assembly on September 22 that Gabon will use its role to make sure that Africa’s aspirations are taken into account.
“This is particularly true for the Security Council, where Africa’s role must be consolidated. Africa has been patient, and we believe it is time,” Gabonese leader said. “Gabon, which has never experienced an armed conflict, will continue to advocate and favor dialogue and negotiation over confrontation. In this spirit, I reiterate my country’s solemn appeal to all members of the international community to respect our common commitments to ensure peace, security and dignity for the peoples of the world,” he added.
Ghana will take over the Security Council presidency in November.