Saudi Arabia wins Security Council seat for the first time

iranaware

 

Saudi Arabia has won a seat as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security council for the first time on Thursday. (File photo: AFP)

 

Al Arabiya

 

For the first time, Saudi Arabia on Thursday has won a seat as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council, Al Arabiya reported.

Saudi Arabia has joined Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria who took seats in an election. The five new non-permanent members will be replacing Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo on the 15-member council on January 1 and for the upcoming two years.

While the new five countries were elected unopposed, they still needed approval from two-thirds of the General Assembly to secure their seats.

Al-Riyadh newspaper’s Editor-in-chief, Yusuf al-Kuwailet, told Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia’s interfaith dialogue initiative has helped the kingdom to win the seat.

In 2011, Saudi Arabia founded the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International…

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