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LIVE Updates: World congratulates India as it takes over UNSC Presidency

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.

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.

Glimpse of India’s priorities and principles

Arindam Bagchi, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India, shared a video as the development takes place. The video gives a glimpse of India’s priorities and principles that will guide it through the tenure.

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.

 

TN Tirumurti’s message on the development

“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.

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.”

 

Meanwhile, France said it is committed to working with India on strategic issues as maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.

 

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.

 

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Syed Akbaruddin, ex-Indian Foreign Service diplomat and former Ambassador, also tweeted to celebrate the development.

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