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France backs India, other G4 nations in bid for permanent UNSC seat

"France strongly supports India and the G4 in their bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UNSC," French Ambassador to India Emmaneul Lenain said in a tweet

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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India will join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

on Wednesday expressed "strong support" for and the other G4 countries in their bid for a permanent seat in a reformed

The reiteration of backing by came after India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu, on Monday wrote a letter to President of the 74th Session of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

In the letter, Naidu said the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform are being "held hostage" and used as a "convenient smokescreen" by countries that do not wish to see any changes in the most powerful UN organ.
 


"strongly supports and the G4 in their bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UNSC," French Ambassador to Emmaneul Lenain said in a tweet.

He also tagged a media report on India and the other G4 countries -- Brazil, Germany and Japan -- to call for expediting the process for reforming the

India will join the as a non-permanent member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

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.

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First Published: Wed, September 02 2020. 22:09 IST
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