On Friday 8th June, the five new non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council were elected. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea took part in the electoral process.
Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia were elected as new non-permanent members of the Security Council, in an act which was overseen by the President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Laj?ak.
The election of the new members began at 10 in the morning at the General Assembly, where under the regulations established by the organisation, the member States belonging to the regional groups took part in the vote, in order to elect the new members of the Security Council.
Following 45 minutes of deliberations during the voting process, the meeting recommenced with the announcement of the results obtained, in which Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia were chosen to become new members from January 2019, for a period of two years.
Equatorial Guinea voted through the First Deputy Ambassador Permanent Representative, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, who was accompanied by the Third Deputy Ambassador, Amparo Mele Colifa, and some advisers and coordinators.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea