Hours after India was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, the US Ambassador to India tweeted a congratulatory message with the image of the flag of the two countries.
US Ambassador to India Ken Juster said in his message that the United States was keen to work with India to create a “more stable, secure and prosperous world”.
Tweet followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message, Who stated that India was “dedicated to working with all member states to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity”.
Hearty congratulations for successful election of India @UN security Council. The United States looks forward to working with India for a more stable, secure and prosperous world. #USIndiapic.twitter.com/f6LKVYE1hJ
– Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) June 18, 2020
India was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years on Wednesday after winning the 193-member General Assembly by 184 votes.
Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections.
India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the term 2021-22. Its victory was a given as it was the only candidate dying for the only seat by grouping.
New Delhi’s candidacy was unanimously supported in June last year by membership of the 55-member Asia-Pacific group, including China and Pakistan.
Prior to this, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council in 1950–1951, 1967–1968, 1972–1973, 1977–1978, 1984–1985, 1991–1992 and more recently in 2011–2012.
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday held elections to the Speaker of the 75th session of the Assembly, five non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council voted under special voting arrangements here due to restrictions related to COVID-19 . .