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Bhutan’s bid at the UN Security Council

Oct 30, 2011

The Prime Minister said Bhutan will try everything and explore all avenues to win a berth at the UN Security Council.

A non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council will fall vacant at the end of 2012 when India completes her term under the Asia Group.

Speaking at the monthly meeting of cabinet ministers with the media last week, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley said the support has been reasonably good so far.

He said though Bhutan faces fierce competition from countries like South Korea and Cambodia, he said the government is doing everything it can to garner international support.

He said campaigning has started in various regional and sub-regional meetings in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Bhutan voiced its desire to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2013 to 2014 at the 65th General Assembly session in New York last year.

For that, a country must receive the support of at least 129 members.

The election of non-permanent members is conducted through a secret ballot.

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