Ethiopia officially takes its seat at the UN Security Council
Tigrai Online, Ethiopian News, Jan. 1, 2017
Ethiopia becomes non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council by vote of 185 out of 190
Ethiopia officially takes its seat at the UN Security Council today. Ethiopia was elected to become a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in June 2016. Ethiopia received 185 out of 190 votes we know who the five countries who didn’t want Ethiopia to get a seat in the United Nations Security Council as non permanent member.
The useless Egyptian and Eritrean slaves calling themselves Ethiopian opposition did everything in their power to stop Ethiopia from taking the seat at the UN Security Council. There was stone they didn’t turn to stop Ethiopia including portraying Ethiopia as unstable country whose people are under dictatorship and revolting against their government, but all that pile of lies didn’t make any change.
The UN Security Council has five permanent members – US, UK, Russia, China and France - and 10 non-permanent members. Besides Ethiopia Bolivia, Italy, Kazakstan and Sweden are joining the Security Council in 2017.
In the complex politics of international diplomacy having a seat in the UN Security Council is very helpful.
Ethiopia will have many opportunities and challenges in 2017 especially its relationship with Egypt and Eritrea are going to be shaky and there might be even be some type of confrontation with the one man regime in Eritrea. If the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea deteriorates to a military engagement, the Security Council seat will become handy.
This is what the UN Security Council says about the non permanent member states:
"More than 60 United Nations Member States have never been Members of the Security Council. A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that country's interests are affected. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council's discussions; the Council sets the conditions for participation by a non-member State."