HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 3 (ACN) Rogelio Sierra, Cuban deputy foreign minister, congratulated on Monday on Twitter St. Vincent and the Grenadines for assuming the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, a role it will hold this November as a non-permanent member of that body.
Sierra highlighted the commitment to peace of that Caribbean nation, led by president Ralph Gonsalves, which he considers a guarantee for the success of the mission before that international organization.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines becomes the smallest state in the world to hold this responsibility.
Peace and security, climate change, biodiversity loss and sustainable development are main issues for my country and must be addressed in a comprehensive manner by the UN, reiterated its president in his first speech at a virtual press conference, quoted by Prensa Latina.
Elected as a non-permanent member of this UN body in 2019, the Caribbean country begins its work along with Estonia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Vietnam, and joins five other non-permanent members: Germany, Belgium, Indonesia, Dominican Republic and South Africa, and the five permanent ones: China, Russia, France, China, United Kingdom and the United States.