30 December, 2006
Greece's two-year participation in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member comes to an end on December 31, leaving "positive impressions," according to foreign diplomats for its "consensus and responsible stance" on a series of international issues.
Greece, which presided over the Council in two times, in July 2005 and September 2006, was elected non-permanent member for the two-year period 2005 and 2006 along with Argentina, Denmark, Japan and Tanzania. The last time Greece occupied a non-permanent seat at the UNSC was in 1952-53.
During its Presidency last September, Greece chose "Cooperation between the UN and regional organizations for maintaining world peace and security" as a thematic debate. The theme was presented by Foreign Minister Dora Buoyancies, who chaired a Security Council debate on the Arab-Israeli conflict, on Greece's initiative.
Source: Athens News Agency