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Saudi Arabia backs UAE's UN Security Council membership bid

Filed on July 2, 2020
Dr Khalid bin Muhammad Manzalawi, Saudi Arabia, UN Security Council, UAE, non-permanent membership
The United Nations Security Council meets about the situation in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 28, 2020.


Dr Manzalawi said that Saudi Arabia shares the UAE's efforts to bring about peace and security in the world.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Dr Khalid bin Muhammad Manzalawi, has affirmed that Saudi Arabia supports the UAE in its candidacy for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the period 2022-2023, urging countries to support its bid.

In his speech during the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) meeting which was held virtually on Wednesday and headed by the delegation of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, Dr Manzalawi said that Saudi Arabia shares the UAE's efforts to bring about peace and security in the world.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, he indicated that the UAE has succeeded in addressing major issues closely related to international cooperation, peace, security and sustainable development. He added that the UAE has leading humanitarian approaches, represented through its close cooperation with the United Nations and international partners to reach the common goal of achieving lasting peace in the Middle East and around the entire world.

Dr Manzalawi pointed out that the UAE always seeks to promote the message of peace, spread a culture of tolerance, in addition supporting diplomatic efforts aimed at settling disputes by peaceful means through dialogue and confidence-building.

In conclusion, Dr Manzalawi noted that the UAE has always affirmed its commitment to collective action, adherence to the United Nations Charter as well as promoting multilateral diplomacy.

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