President Lauds Indonesia's Election As Non-Permanent Member Of UNSC

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JAKARTA, June 10 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo lauded Indonesia's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

"Thank God, Indonesia was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council," he noted via his Twitter social media account on Friday evening.

Indonesia was elected as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the Asia-Pacific regional group for the 2019-2020 period through voting at the UN General Assembly.

Indonesia won 144 votes through a closed-door election process at the UN General Assembly.

According to the president, Indonesia will continue to participate in building world order.

"We will build a world order based on freedom, eternal peace, and social justice," he stated on his Twitter account.

In addition to Indonesia, other countries elected as non-members of the UNSC were South Africa for the African region group, Dominican Republic for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Germany and Belgium for the region of Western Europe and other countries.