Pakistan backs India's candidature for non-permanent UNSC seat
The endorsement was for a two-year term following which India’s permanent representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin thanked the countries for lending the support.
A unanimous step.— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 26, 2019
Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2 year term in 2021/22.
Thanks to all 55 members for their support. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/ekNhEa19U1
Besides Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam were among the countries which supported India for two year term 2021-22.
The election for the five non-permanent members of the 15-nation all-powerful UNSC will be held around June next year; the 193-member General Assembly elects the members.
India has been a non-permanent member of the UNSC for seven terms; currently the 10 non-permanent members are Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and South Africa.
Political commentators say Pakistan's support was on the basis of reciprocity as India had backed Islamabad for the same slot for 2012-13.
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