MFA: Belarus' non-election to the UNSC will not affect the country's activity in the organization

09:37, 7 June

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Belarus' non-election to the UN Security Council will not reduce the country's activity in the organization, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Glaz commented on the election of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on 6 June, BelTA has learned.

“We are grateful to all the states that supported us by not giving in to attempts to manipulate the election procedure. This non-election will not reduce our activity in the organization. We will continue preparing for the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, which is to open in September 2023, and all related high-level events,” Anatoly Glaz said.

The spokesman also stressed that Belarus would continue promoting the foreign policy initiatives that have long been widely known in the UN.

As BelTA reported earlier, the vote for seats of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council was held at the UN headquarters in New York on 6 June. Slovenia will take up the seat of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2024-2025 from the Eastern European Group. Sierra Leone, Algeria, the Republic of Korea and Guyana were also voted non-permanent members.

The results of the elections were largely predictable, because everyone knows that Slovenia, a member of the European Union and NATO, has the open support of Washington and Brussels. The main goal of its nomination as a competitor to Belarus in the elections was to prevent the election of Belarus and to strengthen the position of the political West in this UN Security Council.

After all, until 9 December 2021, Slovenia was not at all going to apply for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the next two years. As of 2017, it had plans to apply for a seat only for 2042-2043.

Belarus, on the other hand, put forward its nomination back in 2007 and consistently, thoroughly explained its goals and priorities, making it very clear what it was planning to achieve by being elected as a none-permanent member.

However, as a result of cynical political manipulation of UN procedures by Western countries, Belarus did not make it to the ranks of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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