Asia Pacific group backs India for non-permanent UNSC seat

Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 11:27 IST | Agencies

India bags a major diplomatic win at UN Security Council

Asia Pacific group backs India for non-permanent UNSC seat

United Nations: In a major diplomatic win, India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific group, including China and Pakistan.

Polls for the five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council for the 2021-22 term will be held around June 2020. Each year the 193-member General Assembly elects five non-permanent members for a two-year term at the UN high-table. The five permanent members of the Council are China, France, Russia, UK and the US.

'Getting permanent seat top priority'

V Muraleedharan

The government has accorded highest priority to getting permanent membership at the UNSC and is actively engaged in the ongoing negotiations on UNSC reform, said V Muraleedharan, the MoS for MEA, on Wednesday. The government is taking a series of initiatives in pursuance of this objective.

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