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WASHINGTON: Pakistan has taken another positive step with an intent to make relations with India better in all fields as it has backed India’s candidature for a two-year term for non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
According to details, there were 54 other countries in the Asia Pacific group that unanimously endorsed supported India including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Bhutan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar etc.
It is pertinent to mention here that the non-permanent members do not have veto rights. The 10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis, giving African and Asian countries five seats.
The last time India held the position in 2011-2012, which was then immediately followed by Pakistan’s two-year stint as well. Elections for five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council for the 2021-22 term will be held next year in June.