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Representatives of IGN co-chair meet Swaraj

Representatives of IGN co-chair meet Swaraj

New Delhi: Permanent representatives of Tunisia and Romania, the co-chair of Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) at the United Nations, called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here today during which reforms and working of the world body were discussed.

India’s Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin was also present at the meeting.

“Working together on critical UN reforms. The Co-Chairs of Inter-Governmental Negotiations, Permanent Reps of Tunisia and Romania call on the external affairs minister,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

In January, the permanent representatives of Tunisia and Romania were appointed as co-chair of the IGN on Security Council reform.

They recently co-chaired a discussion on how the UN- member states see the IGN process moving forward, including on the five key clusters — categories of membership, the question of the veto, regional representation, size of an enlarged council and working methods, and relationship between the council and the General Assembly.

India, along with many other countries including Germany and Japan, is pressing for expansion and reforms in the global body.

—PTI