Permanent seat in un security council: Permanent UNSC seat is India’s top priority, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Saturday that the expansion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and getting a permanent seat in it is India’s top priority. He also said that under the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Abdullah Shahid, there will be an emphasis on inter-governmental processes and document-based dialogue.
Shringla told reporters after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that India would continue to work towards expanding the United Nations during his tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. .
“A permanent seat in the UNSC and expansion in the Security Council remains India’s top priority,” he said.
The Foreign Secretary said that India’s candidature (for a permanent seat of the UNSC) has received support from many countries that share India’s sentiments.
Responding to a question on rules based system, he said, “Quad (group of four countries) stands for rules based international system. The Quad stands for a free, open, transparent, inclusive, prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Shringla had told on Friday that US President Joe Biden also wants India to get a permanent seat in the Security Council. There are currently five permanent members in the UNSC. These include the US, Russia, China, France and the UK. India is one of the 10 non-permanent countries.