TRUMP administration hails India’s election as UNSC’s non-permanent member

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India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term after polling  184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly headquartered in New York. Ireland, Mexico and Norway have also been elected to the august body. United States Ambassador to India  Ken Juster has congratulated India’s successful election to the United Nations Security Council. In a tweet, Juster said, the United States looks forward to working with India for a more stable, secure and prosperous world. Prime Minister Narendra  Modi and Union Home Minister  Amit Shah have complimented the global community and member countries for the overwhelming support to India and assured them of upholding  The United Nations Organization’s mandates and principles. India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term. Its victory was certain as it was the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping. New Delhi’s candidature was unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific grouping in June last year. India’s two- year term will begin on January 1, 2021. This is the eighth time that India will sit at the powerful UN body comprises of five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti said, India received overwhelming support in its election to the UN Security Council and it will continue to provide leadership and a new orientation for a reformed multilateral system. He said, India’s election to the Security Council is a testament to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and his inspiring global leadership, he added. Speaking to AIR News, Vijay Nambiar, Former Ambassador of India to the United Nations said the overwhelming result at the UNSC election in favour of India is an indication of the high credibility and respect which the country enjoys in the International Community.

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