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PM talks peace in bid to secure UN SC seat

PM talks peace in bid to secure UN SC seat

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the support of the 120 Non-Aligned Movement countries for Cambodia’s bid at a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Speaking in Tehran, Iran, on Friday, where this year’s NAM summit is being held, the premier called for the “invaluable support of all members of NAM” for Cambodia to succeed in its first attempt to win a seat on the Security Council.

“Cambodia continues to support the expansion of both permanent and nonpermanent membership of the UN SC, with the purpose to make the council more transparent and effective,” Hun Sen said to the delegations, which represent about 60 per cent of seats at the General Assembly that will vote next month for nonpermanent Security Council seats.

Cambodia, whose only competition for the Asian seat is Bhutan, has been working hard to secure the seat, and touts its history as a proprietor of peace as a winning characteristic.

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