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India, Kenya and three other countries welcomed to UN Security Council

UN leaders and member States welcomed India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway to the UN Security Council and said they look forward to working with the five new non-permanent members to help advance peace and security globally during their 2021-22 term in the powerful world body.

Flags of the five new UNSC members were installed at the Security Council stakeout on Monday during a solemn ceremony organised by the Kazakhstan Mission to the UN.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti installed the Indian tricolor at the ceremony and said that as India assumes the membership of the Security Council for the eighth time, “it is an honour for me as the Permanent Representative of India to take part in today’s flag installation ceremony.”

UN member States and top leaders posted congratulatory messages for the five incoming members, welcoming them to the Council for the 2021-22 term.

“Welcome to the Security Council,” the UN tweeted.

President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir tweeted, “I congratulate the new members of the @UN Security Council I wish them success in their important work during the 2 years term, in support of global peace and prosperity”.

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United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said she was looking forward to working with the new Security Council members “to help advance peace and security globally.”

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