"Now with the path of changes so perpetual we don't have those moments in the aftermath of changes to create a different vision and to create what the 21st century is going to be about. So we all recognize the need of dialogue of civilizations and multilateralizm, but at the moment it looks harder today at the beginning of the 21st century"
"When we consider ways for Africa to be better represented within the United Nations system, two things need not be necessarily linked. The principle that Africa should be able to better participate should be settled first. Thereafter, let Africans – let the African Union – decide which countries should represent the continent. Because if we tie the two issues together, it will be harder to achieve significant progress. "