India has taken over the Presidency of the UN Security Council today (August 1) and will also be hosting signature events in three major areas of maritime security, peacekeeping and counterterrorism during the month.
The development is undoubtedly the highlight of the day, and is bringing good wishes and praises from all over the world for India.
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TODAY AN EYE ON
•India to take over Presidency of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to host signature events in three major areas of maritime security, peacekeeping & counterterrorism during the month pic.twitter.com/WHlmYpA1cm
— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) July 31, 2021
Official announcement by EAM Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar took to twitter and officially announced that India has taken over the UNSC Presidency and it looks forward to working productively with other members.
As we take over UNSC Presidency for August, look forward to working productively with other members.
India will always be a voice of moderation, an advocate of dialogue and a proponent of international law. pic.twitter.com/kPRGnFOz87
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 1, 2021
Glimpse of India’s priorities and principles
A momentous day!
🇮🇳 takes over the Presidency of the @UN #SecurityCouncil for the month of August. A world view anchored in #VasudhaivaKutumbakam.
Here is a glimpse of our priorities⬇️#IndiainUNSC@IndiaUNNewYork pic.twitter.com/dot5vujxoC
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) August 1, 2021
I&B Minister Anurag Thakur tweets on the feat
As India took over the UNSC presidency, Union Minister for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Thakur also tweeted and expressed the pleasure. “India’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) begins in August, our Independence Day month; at a time when we are set to mark our.. 75th Independence Day, ” read the minister’s tweet.
India’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) begins in August, our Independence Day month; at a time when we are set to mark our
🇮🇳 75th Independence Day.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 1, 2021
“It’s a singular honour for us to be presiding over the security council in the same month when we are celebrating our 75th independence day,” TN Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the UN said in a video message which was released Friday.
TS Tirumurti also thanked the France Permanent Representative to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere today with a Tweet.
— PR/Amb T S Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) August 1, 2021
Russia, France and others congratulate India
Russia on Sunday congratulated India on assuming the presidency of UNSC. In a tweet, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said, “Truly impressed with the agenda, which embraces pressing global issues including maritime security, peacekeeping & counter-terrorism.”
Congratulations on #India's taking over the #UNSC presidency! Truly impressed with the agenda, which embraces pressing global issues including maritime security, peacekeeping & counter-terrorism. Expecting fruitful & effective work. Wishing many happy returns & all the success! pic.twitter.com/1f8tDfbxel
— Nikolay Kudashev 🇷🇺 (@NKudashev) August 1, 2021
Meanwhile, France said it is committed to working with India on strategic issues as maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.
Delighted that India is today taking over #UNSC presidency from France. We are committed to working with India on strategic issues as maritime security, peacekeeping & counter-terrorism, and upholding a rules-based, multilateral system to face today’s many ongoing crises. pic.twitter.com/f91aWoBjUQ
— Emmanuel Lenain (@FranceinIndia) August 1, 2021
Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to India and Rabab Fatima, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, New York & to ISBA, also took to twitter to send best wishes to India.
Congratulations @ambtstirumurti and all the best as you take up the presidency of the #UNSC. Will count on your usual wisdom and acumen to take on issues which are of critical importance to us in the region & for international peace & security. @IndiaUNNewYork
— Rabab Fatima (@rababfh2016) July 31, 2021
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Syed Akbaruddin, ex-Indian Foreign Service diplomat and former Ambassador, also tweeted to celebrate the development.
A first in the making…
With India as President of @UN Security Council in August, an Indian Prime Minister may perhaps preside, albeit virtually, a Council meeting for 1st time on 9 August 2021.
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) August 1, 2021
Ten years ago this day, India had last assumed presidency of the UNSC.
I was privileged to preside over the horseshoe. We specifically cautioned against ‘use of force’ in Libya & failure to act in Syria.
Results are staring us in the face & continue to haunt the UNSC. pic.twitter.com/iCvvxCKAvj
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 1, 2021