Modi lauds MEA for Bhandari's ICJ re-election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her department for Justice Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

"Congratulations to Sushma Swaraj and her entire team at MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) and diplomatic missions for their untiring efforts that have led to India's re-election to ICJ," the Prime Minister tweeted.

He also thanked the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). "Our deep gratitude to all the members of UNGA as well as UNSC for their support and trust in India," he wrote on Twitter.

In another tweet, he wished Bhandari for the achievement. "I congratulate Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice. His re-election is a proud moment for us," he said.

Bhandari was re-elected to the ICJ on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.

Bhandari will start his term from February 2018.


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