The Nordic countries on Tuesday supported India’s candidature for a permanent seat in a reformed Security Council expanded with both permanent and non-permanent members.
In a joint statement after the Nordic summit at Stockholm, the Nordic countries welcomed India’s application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. In the joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Prime Minister of Nordic countries on Tuesday reaffirmed the importance of free trade as a catalyst for achieving inclusive growth and realising the Sustainable Development Goals.
At the summit, hosted by Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, PM Modi, the Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä, the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven pledged to deepen cooperation between the Nordic countries and India, and focused their discussions on key issues related to global security, economic growth, innovation and climate change.
Supporting India 's candidature, the statement said, '' The Nordic countries agree that India is a strong candidate for a permanent seat in a reformed Security Council expanded with both permanent and non-permanent members. (UNI)