Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, showed his utmost gratitude to the global community for their support and all around cooperation. He also added that India would work to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity across the world.
PM Modi spoke to the global media hours after India was elected to the UNSC with an overwhelming majority. He said "Deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India's membership of the UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity”.
His remarks came after India was elected to the Security Council with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes running on a platform of fighting terrorism and promoting the ethos of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam -- the world is one family. Wednesday's elections took place against the backdrop of the conflict in Ladakh with China, whom it will join on the Council in January.
India won the Asia Pacific seat on the highest decision-making body of the UN with the unanimous support of the countries in the 55-member group, with China and Pakistan, at least openly, conceding support in the face of an overwhelming backing for India from the others.
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, also expressed gratitude to the member nations for supporting India's membership to the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying "India will will work towards peace and prosperity of the world”. In his Twitter post, Amit Shah said, "Gratitude to the member nations for unanimously supporting India's membership to the UN Security Council. Under the strong and visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi, India will uphold its mantra of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and will work towards peace and prosperity of the world”.
Shah's remarks came after India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term on Wednesday, winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. Member States elected India to the non-permanent seat of the Security Council for the term 2021-22 with overwhelming support. With a comfortable victory of 184 votes, India will sit in the most powerful UN organ from January 1, 2021 along with the five permanent members China, France, Russia, the UK and the US as well as non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.