Ayush Upadhyay New Delhi: India on Sunday (August 1) got the seat as the President of the pivoting administration of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and will have signature occasions related with sea security, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism during this month.

TS Tirumurti thanked the France Permanent Representative to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere with a statement on Twitter.

“Thank you Ambassador @NDeRiviere, PR of France for steering the UN #SecurityCouncil for the month of July. India takes over the Presidency for August,” Tirumurti tweeted.

In the mean time, France is determined to focus on working with India on vital world wide issues such as sea security, peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism.

“Delighted that India is today taking over #UNSC presidency from France. We are committed to working with India on strategic issues as maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism, and upholding a rules-based, multilateral system to face today`s many ongoing crises,” Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain took to his Twitter account to tweet the statement.

This is India’s first administration in the UNSC during its 2021-22 residency as a non-lasting individual from the UNSC. The two-year residency of India as a non-lasting individual from the UNSC started on January 1, 2021.

During the administration of the incredible 15-country UN body, India said it will keep a strict eye on sea security, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism.

In a video message, India’s Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti on Friday discussed New Delhi’s plan as it will assume control over the pivoting administration of the UNSC, as per news office ANI.

He said India will arrange signature occasions in three key regions – sea security, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism.Ambassador Tirumurti further said that New Delhi will keep on directing its focus on counter-terrorism.

“Further, as a country that has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, we will continue to keep the spotlight on counter-terrorism. I would like to thank Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and External Affairs Minister (S Jaishankar) for counting to guide our permanent mission especially during our stint during the security council,” he said.

This is India’s eighth residency in the UNSC.The first working day of India’s administration will be on Monday, August 2 when Tirumurti will hold a crossover press instructions in the UN central command on the Council’s program of work for the month.

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