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Czech supports India’s UNSC bid

world Updated: Jun 08, 2010 01:56 IST
Achinta Borah
Achinta Borah
Hindustan Times
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The Czech Republic on Monday pledged support to India’s bid for a permanent membership in the UN Security Council as well as a non-permanent seat in the top world body in 2011-12.

This was conveyed by President Vaclav Klaus to visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari during their 30-minute bilateral meeting held here.

“The President reiterated the Czech Republic’s support for India’s candidature for the non-permanent seat in the UNSC for 2011-12 as well as India’s permanent membership in the UNSC,” Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vivek Katju told reporters here.

Ansari is here as part of his first leg of the six-day two-nation tour of Czech Republic and Croatia. Katju described the meeting of the two leaders as “warm and cordial”. “Both leaders expressed strong desire to enhance the relationship, which is already strong, to a much better level, in every way,” he said.

Ansari also emphasised the need for ease on the mobility of people as more and more people from India was visiting the European nation with the enhancement of economic and commercial activities.