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Pakistan Among 55 States That Back India’s Candidature for UN Security Council Non-Permanent Seat

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The Asia-Pacific Group at the United Nations on Thursday unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for two-year term – 2021-22.

And interestingly, Pakistan was among the countries which extended unanimous support to India. The Asia Pacific Group comprises 55 states.

In a tweet, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin thanked all the states for their support.

The Asia-Pacific Group’s support means India now has a much better chance to get elected for the UN Security Council.

 The non-permanent members of the UN Security Council are elected according to following formula.

  • Five from African and Asian states
  • One from Eastern European states
  • Two from Latin American states
  • Two from Western European and other states


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