External Affairs Ministry clarifies reported UNSC remarks attributed to Krishna

February 12th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Feb 12(ANI): In response to a query regarding External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna’s address yesterday at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), it was clarified that the initial parts of all formal addresses contain salutation and courteous references.

“While Addressing the UNSC yesterday, EAM used such expressions from the address of the previous speaker before moving to his prepared text for substantive remarks,” External Affairs Ministry statement said.

“The Minister went on to make a well-received statement where he highlighted the relevance of the Indian success story to international efforts to meet the challenges of development, peace and security,” it added.

It was earlier reported that Krishna had mistakenly read out the speech of the Portuguese Minister at the UNSC meeting in New York.

It was said that Krishna kept reading the wrong speech for about three minutes before being corrected by India’s Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri. (ANI)

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