Gulf, Arab states and organizations welcome United Arab Emirates election to UN Security Council
DUBAI: Gulf and Arab states and organizations have welcomed the election of the United Arab Emirates to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2022-2023.
Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, chairman of the Bahrain Shura Council, expressed pride in the UAE’s achievements.
This confirms the country’s dedicated efforts to promote global peace and security, the official added, in a report by the official BNA news agency.
Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asoumi, speaker of the Arab Parliament, expressed his full confidence in the ability of the UAE to face major challenges, wishing the country success, the Saudi News Agency reported.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary-General Dr Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen congratulated the United Arab Emirates, Gabon and Albania for their achievement. He said their gain of seats on the UN Security Council reflects their role in consolidating international peace, SPA added.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, meanwhile, spoke with his UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, during a phone call, of the support total of his country to the United Arab Emirates to achieve global peace and security.
Jordan’s foreign ministry has also expressed support for the UAE to serve common Arab issues and interests and preserve international stability and security, according to the state-run Petra news agency.
The United Arab Emirates is one of five countries elected on Friday by the United Nations General Assembly to sit as non-permanent members of the Security Council in 2022 and 2023. The others are Brazil, Albania, Gabon and Ghana, and the newcomers could potentially shift the balance of power in the global body, diplomats predicted.
“The UAE’s campaign for membership in the Security Council was based on its commitment to promote inclusion, spur innovation, build resilience and secure peace at all levels,” he said. official news agency WAM.
The country affirmed its firm belief in the importance of building bridges to strengthen relations among the members of the Security Council and of regaining the confidence of member states in the capacity of the Council to respond effectively to challenges to peace and peace. international security.
“The United Arab Emirates has always been ready to shoulder its share of responsibility in the face of urgent global challenges, in cooperation with the international community, and this was the main motivation for our campaign for membership in the Security Council,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, President of the United Arab Emirates. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
“The UAE has been committed to multilateral action, international law and the Charter of the United Nations since its inception, and the country will continue to adhere to these principles during its tenure on the Security Council.
“I am convinced that our history and our role as a reliable partner and mediator will enable us to make an effective contribution during our two years as a member of the Security Council. We recognize the great responsibility associated with membership, the importance of the challenges facing the Security Council, and with determination and perseverance the United Arab Emirates will be concerned with maintaining international peace and security. “
Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, said her country’s role in the Security Council “stems from our belief that our values and principles can help move towards our common goal of peace and international security “.
She added: “Over the two years that we serve on the Board, our team here in New York, Abu Dhabi and around the world will work constructively with our colleagues in Member States to overcome divisions and make tangible progress in solving the most serious challenges, from building resilience to climate change to tackling health crises and global epidemics, and harnessing the potential of innovation to achieve peace.
The United Arab Emirates will pledge to work in the Security Council in a spirit of cooperation and partnership, she said.
Nusseibeh also congratulated Albania, Brazil, Gabon and Ghana on their election to the council and said she “looks forward to working together to build a more peaceful, secure and inclusive future”.
The five countries will sit on the board in January, replacing Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vietnam, Estonia, Niger and Tunisia.
The change will change the balance of power in the Security Council, diplomats predicted. A diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “Brazil and the United Arab Emirates have strong positions on foreign policy, and Albania, which will sit on the council for the first time in its history, is also a member of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation. . “
Of the 193 votes available, Brazil received 181, the United Arab Emirates 179, Albania 175, Gabon 183 and Ghana 185.
The Security Council has 15 members. Five (United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia and France) are permanent members with veto power, and 10 are elected non-permanent members, half of whom are replaced each year.
The United Arab Emirates joined the UN in 1971, the year the country was founded. The only time he ever served on the Security Council was in 1986-1987.
– with AFP