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Pak to assume seat today as non-permanent member of UN Security Council

New York , Sun, 01 Jan 2012 ANI

New York, Jan 1(ANI): Pakistan will assume a seat today in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member for two years.


Pakistan was earlier elected to the 15-member Security Council when 129 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly voted for the move, The Express Tribune reports.


Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN, Abdullah Hussain Haroon had earlier said his country would play a constructive role in resolving key global issues.


He added that Pakistan is committed to promoting the principles and objectives of the UN Charter.


"We hope to play our usual role of taking on matters which affect the underdog, so as to speak," he had said.


Pakistan will replace Lebanon, which completed its two-year term on December 31.


The UN has also elected Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco and Togo besides Pakistans non-permanent members.


The newly elected countries will replace Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, and Nigeria. (ANI)


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