Wednesday 12 August 2020
News ID: 75067
Publish Date: 14 January 2020 - 21:56

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Lebanon has regained its full voting rights at the United Nations after paying part of what it owes the world body, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says. Under UN rules, a country can lose its General Assembly vote if it pays its arrears by any amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for the previous two years, unless it shows evidence of an inability to pay that is beyond its control. Dujarric announced on Friday that Lebanon had lost its vote, along with Venezuela, Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho, Tonga and Yemen. It was not immediately clear how much Lebanon had paid and how much the country still owed.

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