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    Poland hopes to become a UN Security Council in 2017 and some countries have already expressed support for country's bid, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — Poland hopes to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2017 and some countries have already expressed support for country's bid, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday.

    "The issue of Poland's bid for the UN Security Council non-permanent membership is a matter of extreme importance and prestige for us… There are countries, which have already declared their support for Poland's candidacy. We hope that Poland will fulfill this responsible, important and very prestigious mission," Duda said at a press conference.

    The Polish leader reminded that country's bid for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council had been declared by the previous government. According to Duda, the time has come to promote the Polish candidacy for this position.

    According to Polish media, Duda is expected to visit New York on September 18-22 and tale part in 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

    The UN Security Council consists of 15 states, namely five permanent (Russia, France, China, the United States and the United Kingdom) and 10 non-permanent members that are to be elected for two years. The current non-permanent members are Angola, Venezuela, Egypt, Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay and Japan.

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