Flags of five nation were installed at the UNSC stakeout on Monday in a ceremony organized by Kazakhstan Mission to the UN. India's Permanent Representatives to the UN ambassador Tirumurti installed the Indian Tricolor at the ceremony and said India assumed the membership of UNSC as non-permanent for the eighth time. Last time India was the non-permanent member in 2011-12. India will preside UNSC in August this year. Ambassador TS Tirumurti will attend the virtual meeting of UNSC on Syria on 5 January 2020 which will be the first open meeting of India's tenure that began on 1 January 2020.
President of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir tweeted "I congratulate the new members of the @UN Security Council. I wish them success in their important work during the 2 years term, in support of global peace and prosperity”. Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway are the other nation with India.