Russia backs Africa to have permanent seat at Security Council

Addis Ababa, March 9, 2018 (FBC) – Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said his country will provide support for Africa's push to have a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Lavrov, who arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday for an official visit, held discussion with Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on regional and global issues today.

The reform at the UNSC should include Africa, Sergey Lavrov, said adding Russia backs Africa's move to get a permanent seat at the Council.

Russia will provide support for African countries, especially in the areas of education and training, as well as their efforts to find African solutions for African problems.

The longstanding relations between Africa and Russia should be elevated, said Moussa Faki Mahamat Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The two also discussed on the upcoming Africa-Russia business conference.

Posted by Amare Asrat