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IGAD congratulates Somalia on UN Security Council election

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The election signals a new chapter for the nation, marking its emergence as a key player on the international stage.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has congratulated the Federal Republic of Somalia for being elected to the United Nations Security Council.

IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu congratulated Somalia, lauding the nation's remarkable strides in governance, stability, and international diplomacy.

He noted that Somalia's election to the Security Council is a testament to the resilience and dedication of its people and leadership in contributing to global peace and security.

"This remarkable achievement reflects Somalia's significant strides in governance, stability, and international diplomacy," stated Dr. Workneh.

"It is a testament to the resilience and dedication of the Somali people and their leadership in contributing to global peace and security."

Somalia's journey to the Security Council comes after years of concerted efforts to rebuild its institutions and strengthen democratic processes following a tumultuous period of civil unrest and conflict.

The election signals a new chapter for the nation, marking its emergence as a key player on the international stage.

IGAD expressed confidence that Somalia will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the Security Council, drawing from its rich history and recent experiences.

Dr. Workneh highlighted Somalia's potential to actively engage in addressing global challenges and promoting international peace and cooperation.

"We look forward to Somalia's active engagement in addressing global challenges and promoting international peace and cooperation," affirmed Dr. Workneh.

The UN General Assembly elected Somalia, along with four other countries, as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday.

Somalia, Pakistan, Panama, Greece, and Denmark secured their positions during the General Assembly session.

Somalia received 179 votes, Pakistan 182, Panama 183, Greece 182, and Denmark 184, surpassing the two-thirds majority required to replace Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland.

These new members will serve their non-permanent UNSC terms from January 1, 2025, to December 31, 2026.

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