Russia strongly backs India’s entry as permanent member of UN Security Council; anti-terror convention

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Russia, close on the heels of India’s re-entry to the UNSC as a non-permanent member, has strongly backed India’s inclusion in the permanent category of the Security Council in the context of a reformed multilateral order.

Addressing a press conference after RIC meet held virtually, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, hosts for the trilateral meet said that “India is a strong contender for a permanent seat in the UNSC in the context of a reformed multilateral order. And Russia has repeatedly expressed its support for India’s candidature as a permanent member of the UNSC”

Last week India won a non-permanent seat to the UNSC for the eighth-time after voting concluded at the UN headquarters in New York on June 17. India was the only country from the Asia-Pacific Group and won the election by polling 184 out 192 valid votes. The UNSC term will begin in January 2021.

Lavrov also backed India’s move on adopting comprehensive convention on combatting terrorism. “…One such threat is international terrorism. Efforts to combat it continue with a degree of success, but it is clear that this threat is far from being eliminated. I would like to use this opportunity to reaffirm our support to the Indian initiative on adopting a comprehensive convention on combatting terrorism. Other cross-border threats that make terrorism stronger, such as drug trafficking and other forms of cross-border crime, also remain unresolved…”





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