Somalia Set to Secure UN Security Council Seat Amid Absence of African Rivals

The election for the non-permanent seat is scheduled for June 6, during the 78th United Nations General Assembly session. Somalia is optimistic, boasting wholehearted backing from the African Union, reportedly its lone candidate for the African seat.

Should it succeed, Somalia will score its second non-permanent seat on the Security Council, the first stint being from 1971 to 1972. Rumor has it no other African nation is opposing Somalia’s candidacy.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Moalim Fiqi and his team are now in New York, engaging in the General Assembly session to pick new Security Council members.

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