India, UAE agree to work closely on UN Security Council agenda
The two countries are non-permanent member of the UNSC for two-year terms
India and the UAE have agreed to work closely together on critical issues pertaining to the UN Security Council (UNSC) agenda.
The two sides exchanged views on areas of priority during their ongoing UNSC tenure at the first round of India-UAE UN consultations at Director General (DG) level held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
"In keeping with their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, they agreed to work closely together on critical issues pertaining to the UNSC agenda, in particular on their shared commitment to reformed multilateralism and counter-terrorism," said the Ministry of External Affairs.
According to the ministry, India also congratulated UAE on its successful Presidency of the UNSC in March 2022. Both sides welcomed their convergences and mutual support on multilateral issues.
The Indian delegation was led by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UN- Political) along with officials from the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi, while the UAE delegation was spearheaded by Ahood Al Zaabi, Director of the United Nations Department of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.
India became a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term in January 2021. This is the eighth time that the country has had a seat on the powerful horseshoe table.