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Panama’s Election as a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council

Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney Mencomo highlighted that Panama’s achievement is due to the efforts of Panamanian foreign policy led by the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen.

Starting January 1, 2025, Panama will assume a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the sixth time, with the highest percentage of votes obtained in the five previous occasions it has been a member.

Following exhaustive work by Panamanian foreign policy, led by President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, Panama was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2025-2026 term, stated Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney Mencomo.

Minister Tewaney emphasized that “today is a very important day for Panama” and for its foreign policy, led by President Cortizo Cohen, as it received 183 out of 190 votes to secure a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in today’s election held during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

Starting January 1, 2025, Panama will assume a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the sixth time, with the highest percentage of votes obtained in the five previous occasions it has been a member.

The Security Council is the body responsible for maintaining international peace and security.

Minister Tewaney also expressed gratitude for the efforts of the team at Panama’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Panamanian diplomatic corps, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially the Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences.

Additionally, she thanked the Member States that supported Panama’s candidacy and placed their trust in the country.

Panama extends its congratulations to Denmark, Pakistan, Greece, and Somalia, the countries also elected today, and looks forward to working constructively in the United Nations Security Council during the 2025-2026 term.

 


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