ROME, JANUARY 17 – Italy values her presence in the UN Security Council as an opportunity to share Europe’s point of view on important issues on the world agenda, the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs told the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Italian Parliament.
“Our seat is available to Europe”, Alfano said, stressing that the Italian agenda in the UN Security Council will include Libya’s stabilization, a political solution of the Syrian crisis, the situation in Lebanon with the Un peacekeeping mission UNIFIL, support to the Mideast peace process and to the UN mediation in Yenen, the situation in the Horn of Africa. Two African crisis, in the Central African Republic and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be under the spotlight as well as the contrast of illegal immigration in the Sahel and the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan.
Alfano then addressed the need to focus on issues such as the condition of women and children, peace and security, violent extremism and humanitarian consequences of the crisis which are part of the core business of the United Nations. Italy must “play with its head high”, Foreign Minister Alfano told Parliament on Tuesday. (@OnuItalia)