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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Egypt wants to expand UN Security Council, grant veto to two African countries

Egypt wants to expand UN Security Council, grant veto to two African countries: Egyptian diplomats are lobbying to secure at least two permanent seats in the UN Security Council to African countries, Arab Weekly reports. The proposal is part of a push to expand the council and its permanent members, which hold veto powers. Egypt's Permanent Representative at the Security Council, Mohamed Idriss, is arguing that the council currently lacks specialized knowledge of the continent and its security and economic concerns.

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