Qatar joins the UN security council
Qatar-Regional, Politics, 10/11/2005
The UN general assembly in New York on Monday elected five nonpermanent states in the UN security council which are Qatar, Congo ( Brazavil ), Ghana, Peru and Slovakia.
Perus won at the support of 144 votes, Qatar at 186 votes, Slovakia 185 votes, Ghana 184 votes.
The membership of the five said states will be valid as from the first of January 2006 for two year time and will replace Algeria, Benin, the Philippines, Brazil and Romania. The other five non-permanent members at the Council are Argentine, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania. Their term will be ending on December 31, 2006.
The US ambassador to the UN John Bolton said that Washington is looking forward to work with the five ( new ) non permanent members on issues like fighting terrorism, mass destruction weapons, concentration on more effective operations for peace keeping, and more effective decisions for the UN Security Council concerning political conflicts in the world.
However, the Israeli daily Haartz quoted sources in the Israeli mission at the UN as saying that the new structure for the UN security council is better for Israel. The paper added Qatar is better than Algeria, and the Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shaloum has firm relations with senior officials in Qatar. Besides Israel's ambassador at the UN Dan Gillerman has friendship ties with the Qatari ambassador at the UN, the paper said.
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