Wed 03-08-2022 09:19 AM
NEW YORK, 3rd August, 2022 (WAM) — China on Monday assumed the rotating presidency of the Security Council for August with the priorities of facilitating dialogue and cooperation for common security and supporting Africa’s capacity-building for sustaining peace, state news agency (Xinhua) said.
Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said, “The council must reaffirm its mission of maintaining common security and fulfill its due responsibilities. Therefore, China has proposed to hold a briefing on Aug. 22 on the theme of ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: promote common security through dialogue and cooperation,'” he told a press briefing on the Security Council’s August work programme.
China last held the rotating Security Council presidency in May 2021.
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