"Deeply Grateful": PM Modi after India becomes unopposed member of UN Security Council
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he is "deeply grateful" after India has been elected unopposed as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. 184 voted in favour of India out of 193-member General Assembly in the election held Wednesday.
"Deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India's membership of the UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity," PM Modi tweeted.
India, Mexico, Ireland and Norway were elected to the UN Security Council but the 193 UN member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant seat after there was no clear winner.
"Member States elect India to the non-permanent seat of the Security Council for the term 2021-22 with overwhelming support," India's Permanent Mission to the UN tweeted.
India has previously been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and most recently in 2011-2012.