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Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's UNSC membership: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's permanent membership in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit here.



Jaipur: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's permanent membership in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit here.

"There was widespread support in the delegation for India's candidature for permanent membership on UNSC. The other dominant issue was that of climate change which affects Pacific Island member countries most. Prime Minister Modi highlighted the steps taken in this regard and promised that India will work with them keeping their interests in mind in terms of dangers of climate change," said MEA's Secretary (East), Anil Wadhwa.

"He also outlined the measures the India has taken in creation of aforestation measures and also the steps we have taken to reduce carbon emission. The measures that India has taken in increasing our solar capacity by 2022," he added.

FIPIC summit was held in Jaipur today.

The Ministers and delegates of 14 Pacific island nations, which include Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Solomon Islands and Tonga, were present at the summit.

This is the second Summit of the FIPIC being organized in less than a year. The first summit was held in Fiji on 19 November 2014.

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