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India may not push for early voting on UNSC resolution

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, July 8, IRNA
India and other G4 countries may not prematurely push for an early voting on their framework resolution for expansion of the United Nations Security Council tabled earlier this week, official sources told the Press Trust of India Friday.

India's External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh left for London friday morning for a meeting of his G4 counterparts from Japan, Germany, and Brazil to discuss the future course of action.

The meeting takes place in the shadow of Thursday's terror attacks in London that left 37 dead and 700 injured.

Ahead of his visit, Singh said there was still time till September to deliberate on the issue of seeking a vote and further discussions would be held on it.

All the four countries have decided to support one another for permanent membership of the Security Council and stick together in seeking the support of the 191-member UN General Assembly.

The G4 Wednesday submitted the draft resolution to the UN Secretariat.

It will be translated into six official languages of the world body, a prerequisite for any document to be circulated to the member states.


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