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Azerbaijan Prepares For Security Council Presidency

Azerbaijan is preparing to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of May.

Azerbaijan became a member of the Security Council for the first time after a hard-won victory in October in the contest to serve as a two-year, nonpermanent member of the 15-member Security Council from Eastern Europe.

Azerbaijan was finally picked after Slovenia withdrew its bid and the UN General Assembly picked Azerbaijan in a 17th round of balloting.

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