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Oman congratulates UAE onUNSC seat

12 Jun 2021

Oman has congratulated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on its election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement said that the sultanate expresses its support for the UAE government in its efforts on issues of international security and peace in a manner that serves the interests of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and the Arab and Islamic world. 

H E SayyidBadr al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, said, “My sincere congratulations to our brothers in the UAE and to H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (Minister of Foreign Affairs), on the election of the UAE as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023. We look forward to the UAE’s contributions in strengthening international peace and security from within the Security Council framework.”

“The UAE has always been ready to shoulder its share of responsibility for the world’s most pressing challenges in collaboration with the international community and this was the driving force of our bid,” Sheikh Nahyan, was quoted by Emirates News Agency. 

“We recognise the significant responsibility associated with membership on the Security Council and the extensive challenges the Council faces, and we affirm that the UAE will strive to contribute to peace and security with great diligence and determination.”

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and UAE were elected by the 75th session of the General Assembly on Friday to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term. According to the final tally, Ghana received 185 votes, Gabon 183, UAE 179, Albania 175 and Brazil 181 votes.

The Security Council is a body of 15 members, five of which are permanent and have veto power: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China. 

The newly elected five will join India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway, the other non-permanent members.

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