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Ethiopia will take over the presidency of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) in the
coming month of September.

During its presidency, Ethiopia will lead two important meetings, Meles Alem, Spokesperson of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The first will be the meeting of the Council that will be held in Addis Ababa on 7 and 8
September 2017.

During the meeting, members of the Council are expected to deliberate on current situations
in Somalia, South Sudan and the Chad basin.

Discussion between the Council and the African Union is also expected to take place during
the Addis Ababa session.

The conference to be held in New York on 20 September is another forum to be held under
Ethiopia's presidency.

The meeting is expected to discuss on strengthening the UN peacekeeping missions. The
session will be attended by countries that have role in peacekeeping operations.

The presidency of the UNSC is held by each of the members in turn for one month.

Ethiopia that joins the Council as a non-permanent member since January will take the
presidency from Egypt.

Source: MoFA