China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin, called Myanmar "a friendly neighbour" on Tuesday and expressed hope that all parties "will properly handle their differences under the constitutional and legal framework and maintain political and social stability.”
Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council for an urgent meeting on the contested Kashmir region also claimed by India, according to a letter released by Pakistan’s foreign
The embargo, put in place as part of a nuclear accord signed with Tehran in 2015, is set to expire in October, but Washington has been working to extend the ban as tensions with its arch-rival remain high.
The United Arab Emirates was endorsed by consensus by the Asia-Pacific Group, APG, for its candidacy for a seat on the Security Council for the 2022-2023 term during the June 2020 meeting of the APG chaired by Zhang Jun, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the UN.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the woes of civilians caught in conflict-affected areas.
In a written statement, the UAE emphasised that the Security Council must work hand-in-hand with development and humanitarian actors to curtail the likelihood of conflict in climate-vulnerable communities.
Izumi Nakamitsu, UN high representative for disarmament affairs, said the OPCW had found that because of unresolved gaps and discrepancies Syria's declarations "cannot be considered accurate and complete in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention."
The election of the UAE as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council shows its overarching prestige and sterling importance in regional and international platforms. It also reaffirms the global trust in the ability of the UAE in maintaining its cachet as a global peacekeeper.
Last week, exasperated by the back-and-forth that has paralyzed the council, including between China and the United States, nine of the 10 non-permanent members formally requested a meeting featuring a presentation by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.