India, France held consultations on UNSC in Paris
India, France held consultations on UNSC in Paris

NEW DELHI : India and France held consultations on the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) and multilateral issues in Paris, with both sides briefing each other about their priorities during the countries' upcoming Presidencies of the UN Security Council in September and December, the Ministry of External Affairs here said on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry, the two parties on Tuesday also discussed plans for the High-Level Week of the next 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in September.

The Indian delegation was led by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UN-Political), and included representatives from the Indian Embassy in Paris.

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) of France's Ambassador Fabien Penone, together with other senior officials, served as the delegation's leader. He oversees the department's work with international organisations, human rights, and the Francophonie.

"Consistent with the India-France Strategic Partnership, both sides conducted a thorough discussion of the numerous thematic and national-specific issues on the UN Security Council's agenda.

According to the Ministry, "both parties decided to deepen their ongoing multilateral platform cooperation on matters of mutual concern, notably on counterterrorism, UN Peacekeeping, and Reformed Multilateralism."

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