Trudeau suffers blow to security council dreams as India supports competitors

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Justin Trudeau’s ambition of having a seat on the UN Security Council suffered another blow today as India looks certain to vote for either Ireland or Norway. The Security Council vote, which is being held on Wednesday, is a culmination of a four-year-long campaign for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, entering the contest only months after Trudeau was first elected into office. Despite Trudeau assuring the Indian prime minister that he would vote in favour of their country having a seat at the table, the support doesn’t seem to be reciprocated. Indian government officials explained to the Hindustan Times that Trudeau did not have a basic understanding of international diplomacy: “reciprocal arrangements [were] in place with Ireland and Norway even before Canada entered the UNSC race.”