A meeting of the UN Security Council (archive photo)
During the vote, the country scored 132 votes, her rival Romania − 58. Georgia and Latvia have not made it to the final round.
Estonia elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021 years. It happened at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Friday, June 7.
In the second round of voting Estonia received 132 votes, her rival − Romania − only 58 votes.
The election was attended by 190 States. Georgia and Latvia have not passed the second round. Estonia was elected for a group of countries in Eastern Europe. Along with it in the UN security Council also included the Niger, Tunisia, Vietnam, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
“The priorities of the country in the security Council will be maintaining a world order based on international law, improving the efficiency of the security Council, the expertise of digital state participation in solving the problems of climate and ecology”, − said the head of the Estonian foreign Ministry Urmas Reinsalu.
In the UN security Council comprises five permanent members − the US, Russia, France, Britain and China − and ten non-permanent members elected for two years in rotation.
We will remind, in March and April for the first time in UN history, the two countries (France and Germany) chaired the Security Council.
Source: Russian service of DW
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