Senate President Tariceanu: We are supporters of more efficient, transparent and representative UN Security Council

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Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Tuesday, on occasion of launching the campaign promoting Romania's candidacy to a seat of non-permanent member in the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 mandate, said that Romania is ready to actively contribute with its experience and capacities to ensure the UN system efficiency.

"At present, the UN mechanisms are confronted with new challenges in areas where international cooperation and efficient multilateral intervention are essential. Romania is ready to actively contribute with its experience and capacities to ensure the UN system efficiency. We are supporters of a more efficient, more transparent and more representative Security Council, capable to respond to the concerns of all UN member states. The key-word of Romania's candidacy is a long-term commitment in favour of peace, justice and development. This motto resumes the three main action areas of the UN and highlights both the experience gathered by our country, (...) and the awareness of the obligations we'll be taking up as Security Council member," Tariceanu underscored at the campaign launching conference, hosted by the Palace of Parliament.

According to the Senate President, Romania is the greatest Eastern-European contributor to peace-keeping operations and other types of missions of the UN in terms of staff.

He added that, in the area of international law, Romania always has supported and promoted the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, equality among states, peaceful solving of disputes, together with the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Calin Popescu-Tariceanu highlighted that achieving this national goal of foreign policy will allow Romania "the direct involvement in approaching the most stringent problems on the current global agenda."

In his opinion, after Romania's accession to the EU and NATO, consolidating Romania's profile on a multilateral level is and must remain a priority of foreign policy.

In the context of the Great Union Centennial and taking over in 2019 the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, a new mandate of Romania to the UN Security Council would represent "the crowning of a historic cycle in which Romania has transformed and has become, among democracies, ready to assume the obligations incumbent on it on a superior level" as an international player, Tariceanu pointed out. AGERPRES (RO — author: Irinela Visan, editor: Claudia Stsnescu; EN — author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica Ionita)

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