Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday 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".
"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," Amit Shah tweeted.
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.
( With inputs from IANS )