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UN adopts document for Security Council reform, India welcomes move

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New Delhi: The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a document for reform of the Security Council and India has welcomed the decision.

It adopted negotiating text by consensus for the long-pending Security Council reforms, setting the stage for talks on the issue at its 70th session beginning on Tuesday.

It will boost India’s bid for a permanent seat in the revamped world body.

India welcomed the decision to carry forward the text presented by the UNGA President on the UNSC reform.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup described the development as significant and said now text-based negotiations can be commenced after more than two decades of discussions.

The MEA also added that it looks forward to early commencement of text-based negotiations with a view to securing concrete outcomes during the upcoming 70th Session of the UNGA. (ANI)