Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 26 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday thanked Ethiopia for its support to India's bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Addressing the Joint Session of the Ethiopian Parliament, Dr. Singh said: "We are grateful to Ethiopia for its strong support to India's permanent membership in an expanded Security Council and look forward to our continuing cooperation with Ethiopia on these issues."
"The changing world order calls for corresponding changes in the structure of institutions of global governance, whether these are international financial institutions or the international monetary system or the United Nations Security Council. These are issues which have to be tackled and resolved," he added.
Emphasising that the winds of change are blowing in West Asia and North Africa, Dr. Singh said: "We believe it is the right of all peoples to determine their own destiny and choose their own path of development.
" International actions must be based on the rule of law and be strictly within the framework of United Nations Resolutions. We support the efforts of the African Union in bringing peace and stability to the region," he added.
Referring to the creation of new State in the southern Sudan. Dr Manmohan Singh said the birth of a new nation in a few weeks time in South Sudan would be a historic event.
"We hope it will contribute to peace and reconciliation among the people of Sudan," he added. (ANI)