Bolivia to Protect Peace Fom the Security Council, asserted Linera
La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian acting President, Álvaro García Linera assured today that the country''s position in the Security Council will always be to protect world peace and promote brotherhood of peoples.
The presence of the Andean nation in that organism of the United Nations (UN) is a very important, because it recognizes the achievements of the Bolivian people, considered Garcia Linera.
In the opinion of the vice president, Bolivia gained the right to join the Security Council and is in that forum because it proved to the world its stability, security, seriousness and capacity.
Our country now takes place in the high spheres of definition of global security issues, assured García Linera during a conference from the Government Palace.
According to the Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, among the priority issues for the country are peace in Colombia and Haiti, and other global issues such as that of Western Sahara and the situation in Palestine.
Since January 1, La Paz became a non-permanent member of the Security Council after having occupied that seat in two previous periods (from 1964 to 1965 and from 1978 to 1979).
In June last year, Bolivia and four countries were elected to the General Assembly to join the 15-member body, 10 of them with rotating seats and five with permanent seats and the right to the controversial veto (United States, Russia, China, France And UK).
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