Mukherjee hopes India will figure in expanded UNSC
President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed hope that India will figure in the expanded United Nations Security Council when reforms of the world body are undertaken. Explaining about his five-day visit to Sweden and Belarus, the President said that both countries have been supportive of India’s claim for permanent membership of the UN Security Council. Sweden and Belarus have given support but there is a procedure of the reforms of the United Nations…So as and when the security council is expanded, we can expect that India’s case will be considered very favourably,” he said.
Mukherjee also said the other countries expects India to be a permanent member of the UNSC.
Answering the reporters about his speeches addressed by him in the two countries where he highlighted the threat posed by terrorism, the President said, “we have mentioned about terrorism but every country has their own perception and in the UN when these issues are debated, they express their view.
Terming his conference in both the countries as successful, Mukherjee said the state visits were reflection of the renewed emphasis that India places on further enhancing our partnership with these two countries.
“I took the opportunity to brief both leaderships on the economic situation,as well as about policy initiatives of the government, says the president.
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