PM Modi wants concrete outcome on UNSC reforms at upcoming meet

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New Delhi, Aug 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for concrete outcomes to the long-pending issues of UN Security Council reforms and a proposed treaty to counter terrorism at the upcoming session of the world body as he met Mogens Lykketoft, President-elect of UNGA's 70th Session.

Modi, while telling Lykketoft that he was looking forward to participating in the Summit on September 25, emphasised that the 70th Session of UNGA was a crucial moment for the United Nations.

PM Modi wants concrete outcome on UNSC reforms at upcoming meet.
It would be important to ensure that the UN meets the high expectations of the people, he said, according to a PMO statement.

In this regard, he called for securing concrete outcome on the long-pending issue of reform of the UN Security Council and strengthening the legal framework to combat terrorism through early finalization of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), it added.

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India is an aspirant for the permanent membership of the expanded Security Council.

Lykketoft acknowledged that India, as one of the largest democracies in the world and one of the biggest contributors to the UN Peacekeeping Operations, should have a greater role in the decision-making bodies at the UN, the statement said.

Modi reiterated India's commitment to continue supporting the UN peacekeeping operations. 


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