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Canadian Prime Minister Secures Senegal Votes for Un Security Council

Senegalese President Macky Sall is pledging to support Canada’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Mr. Macky made the commitment after meeting Justin Trudeau in Dakar, where the Canadian prime minister was wrapping up the second part of his visit to Africa.

Trudeau’s Africa tour is partly about drumming up votes from leaders across the continent for Canada’s campaign for a Security Council seat.

Canada, Norway and Ireland are campaigning for two available seats around the powerful table at the UN.

Trudeau says winning the two-year temporary seat would allow Canada to have more influence on the world stage on such issues as peace, security and human rights.

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