Sisulu also stated that South African was “extremely grateful to all those countries, especially Russia” for lobbying the state to join the Security Council.
However, the foreign minister further stressed that security “problems of African origins” could only be resolved with Africans.
Addressing the issue of peacekeeping, the official added that the country would like to ensure that its forces have women.
The UN peacekeeping work the minister mentioned mainly refers to those in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which the African state participates in.
In June, South Africa was elected into the UNSC as a non-permanent member for 2019-2020. This will be the third term for the country that held a seat in the UNSC in 2007-2008 and 2011-2012.
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