Zuma to address UN

2012-09-22 21:25
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the sixty-seventh sitting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the department of international relations and cooperation said on Saturday.

The theme for debate was "Bringing about Adjustment or Settlement of International Disputes of Situations by Peaceful Means," said spokesperson Clayson Monyela in a statement.

Zuma was scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday afternoon, the first day of debate.

South Africa strongly supported reform of the UN, specifically the security council.

"Reform will strengthen the UN as a democratic, accountable and representative body, which is responsive to the needs of all its members," said Monyela.

South Africa was also supporting Palestine's coming request for enhanced status as an UN observer state, and participating in meetings on the margins of the General Assembly.

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

- SAPA
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