Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan adequately coped with responsibilities and successfully completed presidency in UNSC
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 2 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan adequately coped with the tasks set before it, and has successfully completed the presidency in the UN Security Council, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told reporters on Saturday.
"Presidency of Azerbaijan in the UN Security Council was very successful. Azerbaijani diplomacy's efforts during the presidency were aimed at enhancing Azerbaijan's national interests at global level," he said.
From the earliest days of activities in the Council Azerbaijan has performed its duties with all diligence, Abdullayev said.
"The president of Azerbaijan, speaking on May 4 at the UN Security Council, called for greater international cooperation in combating terrorism, following which the relevant declaration was adopted," Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
He said that during the presidency of Azerbaijan three resolutions were adopted - two on the situation in Sudan, one - on a military coup in Guinea-Bissau, and seven statements to the press were made.
In addition, during this period the Security Council held 13 public and 16 closed meetings.
"In the period from May 18 to 24 UNSC Permanent Representatives visited West Africa, and on May 26 - 27 Istanbul hosted meetings on the Middle East," Abdullayev said.
Azerbaijan's presidency in the UN Security Council began on May 1. It took over the presidency from the U.S., which presided in the Council in April, and after a month handed the presidency to China.
For the first time in its history, Azerbaijan has been elected to the UN Security Council at the General Assembly in October 2011. On January 1, 2012 Azerbaijan's two-year mandate commenced.