Both India and Ireland have become non-permanent members of the UNSC for the year 2021 and 22

India and Ireland on Thursday held bilateral consultations on UNSC issues, using the virtual platform and discussed a wide range of issues related to the Security Council’s agenda.

During the consultation, the Irish delegation was led by Gerard Keown, UN Director and Head of UN Security Council Task Team, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and also included Ireland’s Ambassador to India along with their Permanent Mission to UN officials.

The Indian delegation was led by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UNP & Summits), Indian Ambassador to Dublin, and officials from the UNES and Europe West Divisions of MEA and from the Permanent Mission of India in New York.

Both sides discussed a wide range of issues on the UNSC agenda and agreed to work closely together during their innings at the UNSC in 2021-2022.

Both sides also congratulated each other on their election to the UNSC and briefed each other on their UNSC priorities.