The United Nations General Assembly, (Friday), elected the UAE to a non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council for the period from 2022-2023.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that his country’s election “reflects its active diplomacy, its international position, and its distinguished development model,” extending his thanks to the “UAE diplomatic team led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed”, looking forward For an active, positive and active term of membership in the Security Council.
For his part, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, stressed that the election of the UAE “embodies the world’s confidence in Emirati politics and the efficiency and effectiveness of its diplomatic system,” adding: “Based on the principles and values on which it was founded, the UAE will continue its responsibility to consolidate Peace, cooperation and development in the international arena.
For his part, Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the UAE, wrote on Twitter: “At this historic moment, I express my sincere appreciation for the effort of the team that my brother Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed led with success and within an integrated vision of the goals of Emirati diplomacy in the UN Security Council.” He continued, “We are all confident in the ability of our dedicated diplomatic team to achieve the goals we aspire to promote stability and peace.”
It is noteworthy that the UAE previously held a seat on the United Nations Security Council in 1986 and 1987.