Iraq congratulates UAE on election to UN Security Council
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Sunday congratulated his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on his country's victory in the membership of the United Nations Security Council.
On Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected the UAE and four other countries—Albania, Brazil, Ghana, and Gabon—as members of the UN Security Council for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2022.
In a phone call with his Al Nahyan, Hussein said, "The UAE has earned the world's trust in its foreign policy, and has provided a diplomatic model to follow in strengthening relations between countries and nations."
The Iraqi minister affirmed the necessity of working together on the international stage and called for strengthening joint efforts to tackle the challenges facing the region.
The UN Security Council is the only UN body that can take binding decisions such as imposing sanctions and authorizing the use of force.
The council includes five permanent members with veto power: the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia.
Late last year, the UAE announced its candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2022-2023.
To ensure geographical representation at the world level, there are seats on the Council reserved for different regions, which are filled for two years.
Editing by Khrush Najari