US backs India'a permanent membership to security council

Ulhas Joglekar ulhasj at
Thu Apr 13 10:11:28 PDT 2000

The Economic Times Online Tuesday APR 11 2000

US backs India'a permanent membership to security council

Pune, Apr 11 United States would make "serious efforts" to facilitate India's entry into the UN security council as its permanent member, the US ambassador to India Richard Celeste said here today. Addressing members of Confederation of Indian Industry Pune branch, Celeste said "India being a very big democracy, United States would make serious efforts to see that india gets a permanent membership in the UN security council". "Though US has not made any commitment to any country, I will certainly give consideration for India in this regard", he clarified. Describing the visit of president Bill Clinton to India as extremely successful Celeste said Clinton and prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee "shared a vision which will be a roadmap for building a bright future by the two countries". The ambassador said the Clinton's visit has opened new chapter in the Indo-US relations and both the countries are now having dialogue not only on security matters but also on science and technology, energy, environment, global concern and the need to counter terrorism.

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