EAM Jaishankar optimistic about permanent UNSC seat for India

04:30 PM Apr 02, 2024 | PTI |

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday expressed optimism about India’s eventual permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying it is inevitable but emphasised the need for heightened efforts in this regard. Addressing intellectuals in Gujarat’s Rajkot city, the External Affairs Minister stressed that diligent work is essential to secure this coveted position.


Acknowledging the current dominance of five nations – China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US – as the UN’s original permanent members, the minister, however, said the international momentum was now favouring India’s bid for a permanent seat.

The United Nations was formed around 80 years ago, and these five nations decided among themselves to become permanent members of its security council, Jaishankar said.


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