India, UK hold UN consultations

India-UK UN Consultations were held here on Thursday with both sides agreeing to work closely together across multilateral platforms and looking forward to deepening cooperation in the framework of the Commonwealth, in particular leading upto the CHOGM Summit in June 2022, the MEA said.

“Today the India and the UK held a consultation on the United Nations. This was held in New Delhi at the Joint Secretary level. Both sides briefed each other on their respective priorities in the UN Security Council. The discussions focused on issues related to the UNSC agenda, in particular counter-terrorism, peace-keeping, working methods of UNSC Sanctions Committees and UNSC reforms. Both sides also exchanged views on current regional and global developments,” External Affair Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a press briefing.

The Indian delegation was led by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UN Political) in the MEA and the UK side was led by Harriet Mathews, Deputy Political Director for UN, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The Indian side also conveyed its best wishes to the UK for its upcoming Presidency of the UN Security Council in April 2022.

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