NEW DELHI: Vice-President M
on Thursday expressed delight over India's unopposed election to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, saying it reflected the goodwill enjoyed by New Delhi.
"Delighted that India is elected unopposed as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The support from 184 out of 192 members reflects the goodwill India enjoys in the world community," the Vice-President's secretariat tweeted. India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the General Assembly to win the election for the non-permanent seat in the powerful Security Council. India's two-year term will begin on January 1, 2021.
This is the eighth time that India will sit at the UN high-table, which comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
"India has always been a voice for peace and non-violence and will continue to do so," Naidu said.