Barack Obama Supports India For Seat at UN Top Table – US President Barack Obama has supported India’s ambition for permanent membership of the UN Security Council. After a three-day visit in India, President Obama highly praised India’s development.
His comments will delight India, which has been buttonholing for a seat at the UN’s top table for years. However, according to analysts, it does not mean India will get a seat on the Security Council immediately. The unspecified reforms the US president mentioned could take years.
Obama also said the Washington-Delhi relationship would be one of this century’s defining partnership.
The US president was applauded as he told dignitaries: “As two leaders, the United States and India can partner for global security, especially as India serves on the Security Council over the next two years. Indeed the just and sustainable international order that America seeks includes a United Nation that is efficient, effective, credible and legitimate.”
He added: “And that is why I can say today, in the years ahead, I look forward to a reformed United Nations Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.”
President Barack Obama is going to visit Indonesia, South Korea and Japan on a 10-day Asian tour designed to boost US exports.