Daijiworld Media Network - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Jun 12: The UAE was elected to sit as non-permanent members on the Security Council in 2022 and 2023 along with four other countries - Brazil, Albania, Gabon and Ghana on Friday June 11. The new arrivals could potentially shift the power balance within the world body, diplomats predicted.
“The UAE’s campaign for Security Council membership was based on its commitment to promoting inclusiveness, stimulating innovation, building resilience and securing peace at all levels,” sources reported.
The country affirmed its firm belief in the importance of building bridges to strengthen relations between members of the Security Council and rebuilding the confidence of member states in the council’s ability to respond effectively to challenges to international peace and security.
“The UAE has always been ready to assume its share of the responsibility to confront urgent global challenges, in cooperation with the international community, and this was the primary motivation for our campaign for Security Council membership,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation.
“The UAE has committed itself to multilateral action, international law and the UN Charter since its establishment, and the country will continue to adhere to these principles during its membership of the Security Council.
“I am confident that our history and our role as a reliable partner and mediator will enable us to make an effective contribution during the two years that we will serve on the Security Council. We are aware of the great responsibility associated with the membership, the importance of the challenges facing the Security Council, and with determination and perseverance the UAE will be keen to maintain international peace and security,” the minister said.