Mozambique has replaced Kenya as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for a period of two years, APA can report from Nairobi on Tuesday.The Portuguese-speaking Southern African nation’s UNSC tenure came into effect on January 1 2023.
It’s predecessor at the council Kenya has served in the council since June 18 2020.
Kenya’s outgoing Permanent Representative at the UN Martin Kimani said he would provide a detailed assessment of the achievement of his country while it occupied a seat at the world body.
He described Kenya’s time at the UNSC as fruitful in a world that is constantly changing.
Meanwhile US President Joe Biden said Kenya’s stint at the UNSC has provided much needed leadership in the cause of advancing democracy in East Africa and beyond and contributed greatly to balancing the work of the Security Council.
Other countries that have made their exit from the UNSC are Norway, India, Ireland and Mexico while incoming countries are Malta, Japan, Ecuador and Switzerland.
Mozambique will be representing African interests at the world body.
All these countries are occupying non-permanent seats in the UNSC unlike the five major powers namely the United States, France, China, Russia and the United Kingdom who are permanent members.
The UNSC is charged with driving the cause of main responsibility international peace and security around the world.