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India-UK UN Consultations were held on Thursday, 03 February 2022 in New Delhi.  Both sides briefed each other on their respective UN Security Council priorities. The discussions centered on issues related to the UNSC agenda, specifically counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, UNSC Sanctions Committee working methods, and UNSC reforms. Both parties also discussed current regional and global events.

Both parties have also agreed to work closely across multilateral platforms and look forward to deepening cooperation within the Commonwealth framework, particularly in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting  (CHOGM) Summit in June 2022.

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

India-Russia consultations on UNSC issues:

Earlier on 31 January 2022, India held Consultations on UN Security Council Issues with Russia on its presidency of the UNSC for the month of February. Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin, Russia’s deputy foreign minister visited India and met Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Reenat Sandhu, secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs.

Both countries held wide-ranging discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and related developments. Both sides also agreed to work closely together, given the common challenges faced and in keeping with their long-standing Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership, MEA said.

Both nations agreed to deepen cooperation on issues of mutual interest at multilateral platforms. The Russian delegation briefed India on its priorities during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

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