Poland assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council

On Tuesday, Poland holds the presidency of the United Nations security Council on the basis of monthly rotation.

During its presidency, Poland aims to work towards security and peace in the world, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.

Poland is to organise meetings dedicated to the Middle East and Africa, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“The dominant issue on the agenda will be the development of events in Syria. The Polish diplomatic corps will endeavour to react efficiently to unexpected situations,” the foreign ministry said.

It added that Poland would pay “special attention to developments in the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East.”

During May, Poland is also to host a debate entitled “The role of the UN Security Council in preserving international law in the context of ensuring international peace and security,” to be led by Polish President Andrzej Duda, and another on civilian protection, which will be chaired by Czaputowicz.

Poland joined the Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year stint in January.

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