As France handed over the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) presidency to India, it also congratulated the country for taking over the new role. The Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay Kudashev, also extended his good wishes to the country. Nikolay said he was “truly impressed with India’s agenda”. India has now become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the next two years and will closely monitor events such as maritime security, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism.
India assumed the UNSC office as a non-permanent member on January 1, 2021. The country, as a UNSC member, has taken charge from August 1 and will be focusing on pressing international issues. The Ambassador of India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, who will represent the country at the UN Security Council on Sunday, said India will keep the focus on counter-terrorism.
Russia Ambassador to Indian Nikolay Kudashev took to Twitter to congratulate India.
Meanwhile, France also congratulated India and said they are delighted to hand over the UNSC presidency to India and will also remain committed to working with the country on strategic issues