India’s relations with China and Pakistan
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Voting at the UN
2019/ China, Pakistan back India’s UNSC bid
June 27, 2019: The Times of India
China, Pak part of 55-nation group to back India’s UNSC bid
In a major diplomatic win and testament to its global stature, India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific grouping, including China and Pakistan.
Elections for the five non permanent members of the 15-nation Council for the 2021-22 term will be held around June next year. “A unanimous step. Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India’s candidature for a nonpermanent seat of the Security Council for 2 year term in 2021/22. Thanks to all 55 members for their support,” India’s permanent representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
Among the 55 countries supporting India’s candidature are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam. The 10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis: five for African and Asian States; one for Eastern European States; two for the Latin American and Caribbean States; and two for Western European and other States.
Previously, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council seven times. India has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the Security Council saying it rightly deserves a place as a permanent member of the Council, which in its current form does not represent the geo-political realities of the 21st Century. PTI