India and Russia have decided to undertake jointly the UN Security Council’s Global Mission Against Global Terrorism. India and Russia on Wednesday held consultations on UN Security Council related issues and agreed to deepen cooperation on counter terrorism at multilateral platforms.
Held physically in a face to face format in Moscow, the Indian delegation for the consultations was led by Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup, the Russian side was represented by Vasilyevich Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. As per a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Russian side welcomed India taking up the non-permanent seat at the UNSC for the period 2021-22. Both sides held wide ranging discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and recent developments, agreed to deepen cooperation on counter terrorism at multilateral platforms.
The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”. The Indian delegation briefed Russia on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure and they decided to work closely together, given the common challenges faced and in keeping with their long standing Special and Strategic Privileged Partnership. The Indian delegation also included other officials from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy of India in Moscow.