UNITED NATIONS - Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna faced an awkward moment at the UN Security Council Friday when he began reading the Portuguese foreign ministers speech, instead of Indias, before turning to his text. The occasion was a debate in the 15-member Council on security and development, a subject on which most delegates made identical speeches. When his turn came, Krishna, for inexplicable reasons, read the wrong speech for about three minutes before Indias envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri, stepped forward and pointed to the Indian speech in a stack of papers in front of his minister. With mikes on, an embarrassed Krishna whispered to his ambassador: Should I read it from the beginning? The ambassador said, Yes, you can start again. Krishna read Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amados speech, without realising his mistake as the first portion was about development and security, the theme of the Councils debate. But a couple of lines were definitely out of place: On a more personal note, allow me to express my profound satisfaction regarding the happy coincidence of having two members of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Brazil and Portugal, together here today, Krishna said. Krishna went on to say, The European Union is also responding in this manner in coordination with the United Nations... At this point Ambassador Puri intervened and told him to restart. (Portugal is a member of the European Union).