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South Africa will support any initiative in the UN Security Council (UNSC) that seeks to freeze the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, its top diplomat said today.
On Tuesday India, South Africa, Germany, Portugal and Colombia won non-permanent seats on the UNSC to replace Japan, Austria, Turkey, Mexico and Uganda .
The South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane noted that “the majority of issues that go to the agenda before the Security Council are about the challenges of peace and security in Africa”.
Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa would “synchronize” its agenda with the African Union (AU) and the Security Council. In that context she pledged that her country would support initiatives such as deferring charges against the Sudanese leader.