15-Oct-2010 11:07 AM

UAE lobbied against Canada's bid for UN Security Council seat

UAE reportedly lobbied against Canada's bid for a UN Security Council seat (Associated Press, 14/15-Sep-2010). Earlier this week, Canada pulled out of its request for a non-permanent Security Council seat after falling behind rivals in the first rounds of voting, in a major setback for the G-8 nation. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon's spokeswoman Catherine Loubier stated Mr Cannon spoke to his UAE counterpart this week and that the two "agreed that the bilateral relationship should remain strong and not be put at risk".