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EAM Jaishankar expresses confidence in India’s bid for a permanent seat at UNSC

April 2, 2024 6:12 PM IST

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar on Tuesday said he was confident that India will secure a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), although he acknowledged that it might require “extra effort.”

At an event in Rajkot, Jaishankar said, “We will surely get it. But no big achievement comes without hard work. So, we will have to work hard for it.” 

This time, we will have to put extra effort because what has happened till now is that the UN was formed around 80 years ago…at that time, there were five nations which decided that they will become the permanent members of the UN Security Council.”

Jaishankar highlighted the unfairness of allowing the current permanent five members of the UNSC to take decisions regarding the expansion of the council.

“This system should change, and India should get a permanent seat in the UNSC,” he said.

“These days, a lot of negotiations are going on….multiple ideas have been put forward…some by Arab countries, African countries. We, along with Japan, Germany and Brazil, have also put forward a proposal. I think we should be persistent with this,” Jaishankar said.

(Inputs from ANI)

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