Pakistan Among 55 States That Back India’s Candidature for UN Security Council Non-Permanent Seat
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.
A unanimous step.
Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2 year term in 2021/22.
Thanks to all 55 members for their support. ?? pic.twitter.com/ekNhEa19U1
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 26, 2019
The Asia-Pacific Group’s support means India now has a much better chance to get elected for the UN Security Council.
Major breakthrough for India at UN: 55 Asia Pacific countries (yes, including Pakistan) endorse India's candidature for UNSC non-permanent seat 2021—22 unanimously! Considerably eases the path. https://t.co/R5R5rKw6cQ
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) June 26, 2019
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