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By Julian Pecquet
Posted on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:31, updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:09

Gabon's UN envoy Michel Xavier Biang

In a wide-ranging interview with The Africa Report, Gabon's United Nations (UN) envoy Michel Xavier Biang lays out his country's priorities as it begins its two-year stint as one of two African states joining the UN Security Council (UNSC) this month.

TAR: This is Gabon’s fourth time on the Security Council. What are your priorities this time around?

Michel Xavier Biang: We come to the UNSC with a regional mandate for Africa, as our candidacy was endorsed by the African Union (AU). So, our priority is to echo the narrative of the AU in terms of peace and security.