The UK, France and UAE have extended support for India’s permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Dame Barbara Woodward, the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations said, “The Security Council must as others have said become more representative of the world today and the UK has long called for its expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent categories, as the UK Foreign Secretary publicly reiterated this week – we support new permanent seats for Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan.” Incidentally, India is holding the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of December 2022.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates also reiterated its endorsement of India’s bid for permanent membership of a reformed security council. UAE minister Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi at UNSC Open Debate on ‘Maintenance of International Peace & Security: New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism’ said, “Congratulate you and Indian mission a very successful 8th term on the Security Council. Your voice at this chamber is necessary and UAE reiterates its endorsement of India’s bid for permanent membership of the reformed UNSC.