NEW YORK: India has been requested to Chair three vital Committees of the Security Council, which incorporates Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counterterrorism Committee, and the Libyan Sanctions Committee, stated Ambassador of India to UN TS Tirumurti on Friday.
“Happy to announce that Flag of India #India shall be chairing 3 key subsidiary our bodies of @UN #SecurityCouncil throughout #IndiainUNSC (2021-22): Rightwards arrow Taliban sanctions committee, Rightwards arrow #CounterTerrorism committee (for 2022), Rightwards arrow #Libya sanctions committee,” TS Tirumurti wrote in a tweet.
“The Taliban Sanctions Committee, additionally referred to as the 1988 Sanctions Committee, has at all times been a excessive precedence for India. Chairing this Committee at this juncture will assist preserve the give attention to the presence of terrorists and their sponsors, threatening the peace course of in Afghanistan,” Tirumurti stated a video message hooked up with the tweet.
“India may also chair the Counterterrorism Committee in 2022, which coincides with the seventy fifth Anniversary of India’s Independence. The chairing of this Committee has a particular resonance for India, which has not solely been on the forefront of combating terrorism, particularly cross-border terrorism however has additionally been certainly one of its largest victims,” he stated.
This Committee was shaped in September 2001 quickly after the tragic terrorist assault of 9/11 in New York, whereas India had chaired this Committee within the Security Council in 2011-12.
Tirumurti additional said that the Libya Sanctions Committee, additionally referred to as the 1970 Sanctions Committee, is a vital Subsidiary Body of the Council, which implements the sanctions regime, together with a two-way arms embargo on Libya, an property freeze, a journey ban, measures on illicit export of petroleum, and many others. “We shall be assuming the Chair of this Committee at a crucial juncture when there may be a world give attention to Libya and on their peace course of,” he added.