NEW DELHI :
India is set to focus attention on three major areas—maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism, as it assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for August on Sunday.
“As we take over UNSC Presidency for August, look forward to working productively with other members. India will always be a voice of moderation, an advocate of dialogue, and a proponent of international law,” Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar said in a Twitter post on Sunday.
India joined the UNSC in January 2021 for a two-year term as one of the 10 rotating non-permanent members.
As part of its new role as president of the UNSC that all 15 members get in the rotation, India will decide the agenda of the UN’s highest decision-making body whose resolutions and directives are binding on all member states. India will also coordinate important meetings on a range of issues during August.