Maldives 'appreciates' India's support for UNSC candidature

Ambassador of Maldives to India, Ahmed Mohamed, on has appreciated India's support for Maldives' United Nations Security Council (UNSC) candidature.

Though, the Maldives failed to get elected to the UNSC as a non-permanent member on Friday, it thanked India for supporting its candidature.

"The #Maldives highly appreciates the support by #India for our #UNSC candidature. We received reassurances in writing on 7 June 2018 as well.

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Maldives and Indonesia had contested for a seat in the UNSC, which was won by the latter after securing 144 votes against 46.

However, India has officially not confirmed on whether it voted for or against the Maldives.

The UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It is majorly responsible for maintaining international peace and security. It also accepts new members to the United Nations.

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