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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 7, 2006


The Election of Panama, South Africa, Indonesia, Italy and Belgium to the UN Security Council

Today’s election of Panama to the non-permanent Latin American seat on the UN Security Council completes this year’s non-permanent election process. The United States congratulates Panama, South Africa, Indonesia, Italy, and Belgium on their election to the Security Council, and looks forward to working with them on the many important issues before the Council. These five countries will begin their two-year terms on January 1, 2007.

We also congratulate Guatemala on its serious and dignified campaign for the Security Council. Guatemala would be an excellent member of the Council, and we are pleased that Guatemala has announced its candidacy for the Council for 2012-2013.

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Released on November 7, 2006

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