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Baku raises the issue of Syria in the UN Security Council

2012-01-04 15:37

Azerbaijan intends to raise the issue of complexity and importance of the Syrian issue in the Security Council (SC) of the UN. This was reported by Trend referring to the deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Security and Defense Aydin Mirzazade.

According to him, 155 countries, including members of the League of Arab States (LAS) voted for the election of Azerbaijan a member of the UN Security Council. "The Arab world believes that Azerbaijan will protect its interests in the Council", Mirzazade said.

The UN Security Council will meet today at the first working session in 2012 in an updated format. At a meeting they will conduct comprehensive discussion of Syria's. January 1, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, which had been elected to Security Council for 2012-2013 during the General Assembly, joined the powers of non-permanent members of the SC. They replaced Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria, the two-year term of office of which expired on December 31, 2011.

Azerbaijan has its own position on Syria, which coincides with the position of the LAS, Aydin Mirzazade said. Azerbaijan, as well as several other countries, is against the bloodshed in Syria, and supports a peaceful resolution to the problem.

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