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Jun 18, 2020

UNSC permanent and non-permanent members congratulate India and three others on election win

The United Nations Security Council's permanent and non-permanent members have congratulated India and three other newly-elected countries on their election to the powerful UN organ, saying they look forward to working with them on the issues of international peace and security.

Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held on Wednesday.

US Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, congratulated India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway who won the election to the Security Council for the non-permanent seats. Looking forward to working closely with you all she tweeted.

Russia's UN Mission tweeted that Moscow is ready to work with the new members for the fruitful work as they take their seats on the Council beginning January 1, 2021.

The French Mission to the UN also congratulated India on its victory while the UK, congratulating the winning member states, said in a tweet: “We look forward to working with the elected members towards building peace and security around the world.”

The German mission said India, Ireland, Norway and Mexico will be tasked with upholding the values of the UN Charter in the realm of international peace and security. You will have a strong partner in Germany.

New York-based community leader Prem Bhandari, who had partnered for special ‘India For Humanity' events at United Nations to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi last year, said the victory in the UNSC election was a proud moment for India, adding that India was elected with a thumping majority.

He described the victory as the real win for the Indian diplomacy and underscored the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the international arena.

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