Delivering Nigeria’s national statement during the General Debate of the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly, UNGA 72, in New York, yesterday, President Buhari assured the international community of Nigeria’s firm and commitment to democracy in the country and Africa. Buhari has said that inequalities within societies and the gap between the rich and the poor nations were the root causes of instability. The President also lamented that the pressing threat to international peace was due to the accelerated nuclear weapons development. This is even as the President called for collaboration from the international community in the efforts to combat corruption and recovery of looted funds. On the need for the sustenance of international collaborative efforts in fighting international terrorism we must collectively devise strategies and mobilise the required responses to stop fleeing ISIS fighters. This will require strong UN cooperation with regional organisations, such as the African Union, The UN should continue to take primary leadership of the maintenance of international peace and security by providing to regional initiatives and peacekeeping operations authorized by the Security Council.
Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations reaffirmed his country’s longstanding solidarity with the Palestinian people,