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Deeply grateful for support shown by global community to India’s membership of UNSC:PM Modi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 18, 2020 Published on June 18, 2020

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi   -  PTI

India’s two year term will begin on January 1, 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is “deeply grateful” for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India’s membership of the UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity, he said.

India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the General Assembly to win the election for the non-permanent seat in the powerful Security Council.

India’s two year term will begin on January 1, 2021.

This is the eighth time that India will sit at the UN high-table, which comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.

“Deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India’s membership of the UN Security Council,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity, he said.

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Published on June 18, 2020
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