Sri Lanka backed India's candidature as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council yesterday.
In a tweet, the India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin wrote: “A unanimous step. Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2-year term in 2021/22. Thanks to all 55 members for their support."
“Asia-Pacific Group Endorses India for Non-Permanent seat of UNSC 55 countries, 1 nominee - India for a non-permanent seat of UN Security Council Term 2021-2022."
India's bid was also endorsed by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.
India was last elected as a non-permanent member from 2011 - 2012.