President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

President Jacob Zuma will appear before the United Nations General Assembly this week to campaign for South Africa’s third turn as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.

The council is made up of 15 member countries, five permanent and 10 non-permanent.

President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

It’s believed Zuma and about seven cabinet ministers arrived in New York on Sunday where they will attend speeches‚ meetings and negotiations.

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According to the Dispatch, the ministers of international relations‚ defence and state security, as well as Zuma, will concentrate their efforts on acquiring South Africa a seat on the Security Council for 2019/2020.

Mahlatse Mminele‚ deputy permanent representative for the South African mission to the United Nations, said the country will be going on some sort of charm offensive.

On Monday, Zuma is set to partake in a high-level discussion on sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping troops.

President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

Briefly learned that Zuma was one of a handful heads of state invited to attend the event.

SA is one of the top 10 countries in terms of troop contribution, but some SANDF members have been involved in sexual assault cases in foreign countries.

However, Mminele said the SANDF has turned a corner and has become a very good example.

It’s believed Zuma will also talk to the General Assembly and will attend a reception hosted by Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, for heads of state and their partners.

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Then, on Wednesday‚ the president will be one of 16 heads of state at a luncheon with US President Donald Trump. It will be Trump’s first time attending an event at the United Nations.

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  • President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

    President Zuma set to campaign for SA to stay on UN Security Council

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