Minister urges African cooperation on UNSC reform
By Abdullateef Salau
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has called for cooperation among African countries in the effort to reform the United Nations Security Council.
A statement by the ministry’s spokesman, Clement Aduku, said Onyeama made the call when he met with a delegation from Sierra Leone led by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara
The reform of the UN Security Council will be on the agenda of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda from 10 - 18 July 2016.
“The ministers took note of the current state of affairs in the Security Council reform effort and the multi-dimensional challenges in the process. They underscored the need for greater solidarity among African countries in the reform effort,” the statement said. Mr Onyeama expressed the federal government’s commitment to revive the Nigeria/Sierra Leone Joint Commission with a view to strengthening bilateral relations between their two countries. The minister also spoke on the efforts of Nigeria’s security forces which led to the rescue of the senior Sierra Leonean diplomat who was kidnapped on June 30, 2016.