China on Friday assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of January.
China will perform its duty as the rotating Council president in an objective and fair way and work with other Council members to maintain international peace and security, said Zhang Yesui, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, in a recent interview.
China will do its utmost to make sure that the Security Council works in a smooth and efficient way, Zhang added.
The Security Council presidency rotates among the Council members in the English alphabetical order of their names. Each president holds office for one calendar month. China previously assumed the presidency in October 2008.
Also on Friday, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon [ELECTED 10/15/09] and Nigeria began their two-year terms on the 15-nation Council.
The five new Security Council members were chosen after running uncontested races for the non-permanent seats, and they were duly elected by the 192-member General Assembly during a secret ballot at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in October 2009.
HIZBALLAH IS OFFICIALLY PART OF LEBANON'S GOVERNMENT SO THEY NOW HAVE A SAY IN THE UNSC. WITH CHINA AS PRESIDENT. FOLLOWED BY GABON.
A JIHADO-TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WITH A VOICE ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
WHAT A JOKE. A SICK JOKE. ON US.
OBAMA MIGHT TRY TO GET UNSC SANCTIONS. HOW WILL LEBANON VOTE? WILL THE VOTE GUARANTEE A CIVIL WAR?
NATIONS WITH JIHADO-TERRORISTS IN THEIR GOVERNMENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE UN, LET ALONE ON THE UNSC.