The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation has strongly backed the Republic of Djibouti for the UNSC seat (2021 – 2022).
In a letter sent to its members on Tuesday, OIC has urged its members to endorse Djibouti in the Monday voting process at UN headquarters in New York.
“The OIC General Secretariat wishes to request the support of all member states for the Republic of Djibouti’s candidacy in a spirit of solidarity and joint Islamic action.”
Djibouti which lost to Kenya back in August last year in AU headquarters has challenged the validity of Kenya for vying arguing that Nairobi occupied the regional seat at UNSC twice before in 1977-1978 and in 1997-1998, while Djibouti occupied the Security Council seat only once, in 1993-1994.
The two East African nations will go head-to-head for the vacant seat available to the African at the UN Security Council later today.
The Winner will occupy the influential seat for two years (2021-2022).
193 countries will choose between the two. The results will be known by 10:00 pm East African time.