Tunisia on their Election to the UN Security Council 2020
Informal comments to the media from Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia on the election of non-permanent members of the Security Council 2020.
The General Assembly today (7 Jun) elected Viet Nam, Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Estonia as non-permanent members to the Security Council for a period of two years.
There were seven candidates running for five seats: Viet Nam for the Asia-Pacific Group, Niger and Tunisia for the African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and El Salvador for the Latin American and the Caribbean Group, Estonia and Romania for the Eastern European Group.
The result of the secret ballot was as follows: Viet Nam received 192 votes, Niger: 191, Tunisia: 191, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 185 votes, and Estonia: 132 votes.
The election went on a second round for the seat of the Eastern European Group contested by Estonia and Romania.
Tunisia’s Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, said, “Tunisia, a nation in democracy, which has made major strides in the last few years in building new democratic system, will be the voice for human rights, and will be also the voice for the role women and women in contributing to peacebuilding and peace settlement.”