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Polish President visits Ethiopia to seek African backing for Poland’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council

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Addis Ababa – Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda have started their official state visit to Ethiopia to meet representatives of all 54 African countries in a bid to drum support for Poland’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council scheduled to take place in June this year.

President Duda is also looking for ways to investment in Africa.

A top presidential aide told Radio Poland that there are two major Polish investments and a number of large companies with a presence in Ethiopia.

He will also take part in a conference called “Polish-Ethiopia trade partners”.

The United Nations Security Council will hold election on 2 June 2017 during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly that will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

This regular elections for five of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council, will be competed for among Poland, Peru, Ivory Coast, Equatorial, Kuwait and Netherlands as candidates.

There will be also by-election for a sixth seat currently held by Italy who will relinquish its seat at the end of the year as part of a term splitting agreement with the Netherlands.

The regular elections are for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2018; the by-election is for the remainder of Italy’s term.

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