Kenya's delegate to the United Nations Security Council, Mr. Joseph Odero-Jowi, said on Friday (22?
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ODERO-JOWI: "The admission of the German Democratic Republic and the Federal German Republic to United Nations membership will now bring the two republics face to face with some of the burning issues the United Nations is faced with.
"As a representative of an African country, I cannot hesitate to point out that in our judgement, the situation in Southern Africa is one of the most serious and intractable international issues that the United Nations faces today.
"In Southern Africa, we have minority racist and fascist regimes, oppressing and literally enslaving our peoples, violating their human and fundamental rights, while at the same time working in collusion with Portuguese colonialism to frustrate our people's aspirations for freedom, human dignity and human progress.
"In welcoming the two new members to the family of the United Nations, I applaud this event as a significant step towards the achievement of universality of the United Nations membership, and we also hope that this move towards the achievement of universality in membership of the United Nations will be matched by a determination to uphold the universality of the application of the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter. We sincerely hope that the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Republic will join hands with all the forces working to eliminate the evils of apartheid in South Africa, restoration of the rights of the peoples of Namibia, and the peoples of Southern Rhodesia, and the repudiation of Portuguese colonialism in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea..(Bissau)....I thank you."
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Background: Kenya's delegate to the United Nations Security Council, Mr. Joseph Odero-Jowi, said on Friday (22 June)that the admission of the two German states to the U.N. marked the end of an era of rivalry and lack of understanding, that had marked the post-World War 2 era.
He said the two new members would now be faced with burning issues confronting other U.N. members.
SYNOPSIS: Kenya welcomed the admission of the two German states to the United Nations with a speech by their delegate, Mr. Joseph Odero-Jowi.