UN URGES TANZANIA TO OVERSEE MEDIATION IN GREAT LAKES

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, has urged Tanzania to uphold mediation efforts in conflict-hit countries across the Great Lakes region.

Ki Moon observed during his meeting with Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister, Augustine Mahiga. Dr Mahiga is in New York, where he is attending the 71st session of the United Nations on behalf of President John Magufuli.

The UN chief stressed that Tanzania, being an abode for peace, security and democracy, should sustain its efforts to promote peaceful dialogue in conflict- borne countries, including South Sudan, Burundi and DRC. "I thank the Tanzanian government for a well done job in promoting peace and security in the region.

South Sudan is currently giving us serious doubts. President Magufuli should help restore security and peace in the newest country," he told Mahiga.

Apparently, the UN chief lauded Tanzania for a continued support in peace mission as well as dedicated peace troop in Africa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK