Egypt chairs Democratic Republic of Congo Sanctions Committee for 2 years
Egypt’s permanent envoy to the U.N. Amr Abul Aata
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CAIRO: Egypt is acting as the chair of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Sanctions Committee after it was elected as a non-permanent member at the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term.

Egypt’s permanent envoy to the U.N. Amr Abul Aata met Saturday with Jordan’s Ambassador to U.N. Dina Kawar and received the presidency of the committee, Youm7 reported.

Jordan, former North Africa non-permanent member at the UNSC, chaired the committee during 2014-2015 term.

“Egypt will act to support efforts of the DRC and other countries in the Great Lakes region to achieve peace and stability and overcome the threat of armed groups,” the Egyptian State Information State (SIS) quoted Abul Aata as saying Saturday.

All sanctions regimes authorized by the Security Council are chaired by a serving member state.

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