JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa will use its position on the UN Security Council to unify the continent.
Speaking at Africa Day celebrations in Pretoria, Ramaphosa said, “We are humbled by the endorsement that we as SA have received from the AU to serve in the UN security council for the period 2019-2020. We aim to use this opportunity to promote peace and security in the world and more specifically in Africa where most of the world’s conflicts are located,”
“As in its previous 2 terms SA will place emphasis on African Union, UN cooperation. As we approach the June elections at the General Assembly we would like to take this opportunity to elicit your strong and abiding support for this candidature.”
Ramaphosa added that the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement will go a long way in helping Africa overcome poverty.
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