Published On: Wed, Jan 5th, 2011

Puri New Chairman of UNSC Counter-Terror Committee

Indian Ambassador to the United Nations Hardeep Singh Puri has been elected Chairman of the all important Security Council Committee on Counter-terrorism and two other key committees of this 15-member body.

A formal announcement in this regard will be made today, sources told PTI after the conclusion of silent procedure during which there was no challenge to India being elected as Chairman of these three important UNSC committees.

Elected for a two-year term, Puri would chair the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee.He replaces Ertugrul Apakan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey, whose term expired on December 31, 2010.

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