Reiterating support for India’s bid for a permanent member seat in the reformed UN Security Council at the UNGA, the US administration led by Donald Trump said that both countries are committed to work on global challenges.

Following the first recent 2+2 meeting between the US and India, bilateral relations between two countries have gained momentum, that is showing even at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. A meeting between US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale was held on the sidelines of UNGA and is said to in continuation with the 2+2 talks. In a bid to reaffirm bilateral ties, Trump-led Washington administration has reiterated the United States’ support for India seeking a permanent seat at the newly reformed United Nations Security Council.

Emphasising on India and US being “global partners”, a senior US official said at the ongoing UNGA that both countries are committed to work together on global challenges like denuclearising the Korean peninsula as well as working on peace in Afghanistan. Furthermore, the official also described how India and the US are working together to promote democratic development and openness in Southern Asian countries. Which is why, the US believes and supports that India should get a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

Voicing with India’s Maldives election results, the US too had congratulated the people of Maldives, saying they had peacefully raised their voices to determine the future of their country. Besides the permanent seat at the reformed UN Security Council, Trump administration has shown consistent support for India to get membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Australia Group – citing India to be its non-proliferation partner and showing continuous support for India.

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