Pakistan, which has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term, has voiced “absolute confidence” that India voted in its favour and said it appreciates the gesture.
Islamabad, which was elected on Saturday along with Morocco, Guatemala and Togo for a term beginning on January 1, 2012, had voted for India to be included in the 10-nation non-permanent club last year. New Delhi began its tenure in January this year.
“I am very grateful to him (India’s permanent representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri) and I would like to appreciate the reciprocation of India to Pakistan,” Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon said.
“I have absolute confidence that India voted for us,” he later told reporters.
The UNSC voting is done through secret ballot. pti