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Poland eyes place on UN Security Council

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Paweł Kononczuk 16.09.2016 13:20
Poland is preparing a final push in a bid to be chosen as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, President Andrzej Duda said on Friday.
The UN Security Council chamber in New York. Photo: Lowlova/Wikimedia CommonsThe UN Security Council chamber in New York. Photo: Lowlova/Wikimedia Commons

“This is an extremely important and very prestigious matter. We are now in the final stage of applying for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council,” Duda said at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.

Duda added: “Since the choice will be made in June 2017... considering there is not much more than half a year left, this is exactly the time... to start a final, decisive effort to promote [our] candidacy.”

The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members (China, France, Russia, the UK and US), and 10 non-permanent members elected by the organisation’s General Assembly for a term of two years.

One non-permanent place goes to a country from Eastern Europe. From the latter group, Bulgaria has put itself forward as a candidate as well as Poland. (pk)

Source: PAP

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