PM Modi / 'Ask the world about India', PM Modi said on UNSC membership

Zoom News : Jun 20, 2023, 12:29 PM
PM Modi: India has been raising voice for the reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for many years. India says that being the largest democratic country in the world, it should be made a permanent member of the Security Council. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has also expressed the country's desire on this issue many times. Before leaving for America on Tuesday, he reiterated his point once again.

In an interview to the Wall Street Journal before leaving for the US, PM Modi said that the current membership of the United Nations Security Council should be evaluated. The countries of the world should be asked whether they want to see India there? Let us tell you that there are currently five permanent members in the Security Council, which include America, Britain, China, France and Russia. Apart from this, there are 10 non-permanent members in which India is also included.

On the other hand, just before PM Modi's US tour, United Nations General Assembly President Saba Korosi has said that a country like India is needed in the Security Council. He said that there is a perception of the member states that there is a need for better representatives in the Council. It includes those countries which have a great responsibility for peace and welfare of the people and certainly India believes that they can contribute to the welfare of the world.

'PM Modi's meeting had a deep impact'

He further said, I had a meeting with PM Modi a few months ago. His vision and strategic thinking was visible during the meeting. His meeting had a deep impact on me. He is most welcome at the United Nations. He is one of the most respected leaders of the world to come here in a very short span of time. Let us tell you that on the US tour, PM Modi will visit the United Nations Headquarters on the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 21.

Bilateral meeting with Joe Biden

PM Modi's four-day tour will start from June 21. PM Modi will have a private and bilateral meeting with Joe Biden while staying in America for four days. Apart from this, he will address the joint session of the US Parliament. This will be the first time that PM Modi will address a joint session of Parliament. Before this, only a few selected leaders of India have been able to do this.