On Thursday, the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that "the Libyan file will be among its priorities", as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, a position which began on January 1 and which lasts for two years.
The ministry said in a statement that the priorities and strategic options for Tunisia in the context of its non-permanent membership in the Security Council centers on issues of ending and settling disputes peacefully, enhancing the participation of women and youth in these efforts, combating terrorism, increasing the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping operations, enhancing cooperation for development of International security and support for a collective response to new global challenges.
The statement stressed that Tunisia "will strive to defend the unified positions taken on the various files related to the Arab world and Africa, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue and the situation in Libya."
On June 7, the UN General Assembly elected Tunisia as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2020-2021, with 191 votes out of a total of 193. This is the fourth time that Tunisia has assumed non-permanent membership of the Security Council.