New Delhi: Four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council have bilaterally expressed support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat at the global body, the government said on Monday.
In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India has accorded the “highest priority” to getting permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council (UNSC).
“Four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council have bilaterally expressed official affirmations of support for India’s candidature to a permanent seat in an expanded UNSC,” he said.
Muraleedharan, however, did not name the countries.
“In the joint statement issued on the occasion of the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to China in May 2015, it is stated that ‘China attaches great importance to India’s status in international…