UN General Assembly has elected Mozambique as a non-permanent member of UN Security Council for a two-year term beginning January

Other countries elected in the Thursday vote were Equador, Japan, Malta and Switzerland

They will replace India, Kenya, Mexico and Norway

Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi said the country will be the voice of African nations that seek to build a peaceful future

Mozambique received 192 votes, Equador 190, Japan 184, Malta 185 and Switzerland 187

The 15 member council has five permanent members-the US, UK, France, Russia and Chinaand 10 non-permanent seats