Vice President hopeful of Chile’s backing for UNSC bid

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New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Chile at Parliament in New Delhi, Feb 6, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Chile at Parliament in New Delhi, Feb 6, 2018.
PTI

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed hope that Chile would extend their support for India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India has been strongly vying for the position, with several countries supporting its bid.

Talking to the visiting Chilean delegation led by Fidel Espinoza, President of the Chamber of Deputies of National Congress of Chile, Naidu said both the countries have friendly relationships and democracy was an important commonality between them.

Naidu, who is also a Rajya Sabha chairman, expressed hope for a high-level participation from Chile in the conference on the International Solar Alliance to be held in March this year, Rajya Sabha Secretariat said in a statement.

Naidu expressed hope that Chile would extend their support for India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the UNSC, it added.

He also shared his views with the visiting delegation about India’s parliamentary democracy and said he was hopeful that they would benefit from its visit.

(With inputs from PTI)