Cuba announces to support Cambodia’s candidacy for UNSC seat: ambassador

08 / 27 / 2011 2011-08-25 21:35:26. PHNOM PENH, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Cuba will support Cambodia for the post of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2013 and 2014 mandate, the outgoing ambassador of Cuba to Cambodia Gilda Lopez Armenteros said Thursday.

The ambassador said so during a farewell call on the President of Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin.

The vote for the non-permanent members of the UNSC will be held in 2012.

Cambodia has been seeking supports from other countries for the post because since the country became a member of the United Nations in December, 1955, it has never had any post in this body.

Meanwhile, Heng Samrin thanked Cuba for the support and said the diplomatic, social, economic, cultural, and educational relations between Cambodia and Cuba have been strengthened and expanded closer from day to day.

Earlier last month, the visiting French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and the outgoing ambassador of Spain to Cambodia Mariano Alonso Buron has also announced their supports for Cambodia’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the UNSC.
Editor: Wang Guanqun
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