Mozambique has joined the UN Security Council for a two-year term from 1 January 2023 replacing Kenya, a very important step for this African country. Other countries that have been welcomed by the UN include Ecuador, Japan, Malta and Switzerland.
Speaking on this subject, the president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, assured that during his country’s mandate, the priority will be to ensure two permanent seats for Africa.
In addition, this mandate could be an opportunity for Mozambique to discuss the situation of its province of Cabo Delgado, which is vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Gaining a seat is seen as a diplomatic achievement for several countries, as they can speak out on several peace and security issues, boosting their global profile.
The Security Council has the power to speak on sanctions, and conflicts and can address issues related to terrorism and armed conflict, as well as deploy peacekeeping missions.