FM: Azerbaijan’s election as non-permanent UNSC member to make significant contribution to peace and stability in world (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 25 / Trend , S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijan's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2012-2013 will make a significant contribution to maintaining peace and stability in the world, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told Trend.
Abdullayev stated that Azerbaijan's victory is a historic diplomatic victory of Baku.
"We all are pleased with the country's victory at the UNSC. All Azerbaijani people may be proud of this victory and this shows how special our country is," Abdullayev said. "We believe our country is fairly well known and is recognized in the world. Azerbaijan is widely supported by the international community."
To be a member of such an authoritative structure as the UNSC is an honorable and important task for Azerbaijan, he believes.
"We thank all countries that have supported our candidacy and appreciate their trust," Abdullayev said.
Azerbaijan became a non-permanent UNSC member for the first time.
Based on the Article 23 of the UN Charter, the General Assembly elects ten non-permanent Security Council members, paying attention in the first instance to the country's participation in the maintenance of international peace and security and achieving other objectives.