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China calls for representation of developing countries in UN Security Council reforms, not to mention India’s inclusion

Last update: 02 May 2023, 09:51 IST

India has been at the forefront of efforts for years to reform the Security Council. (AFP)

China is one of the five members with the right of veto of the 15 members of the UNSC along with France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

China maintained its stance on UN Security Council reforms, saying there should be more representation for developing countries, especially small and medium-sized countries, but avoided a direct response to the call from India and other countries for its expansion and inclusion.

Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Tareq MAM Albanai and Alexander Marschik, co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on UNSC reforms, in Beijing on Saturday and discussed exposed China’s position on the reorganization of the supreme body of the world organization.

China is one of the five members with the right of veto of the 15 members of the UNSC along with France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The remaining 10 members are elected as non-permanent members for a two-year term and have no veto power.

India has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the Security Council, saying it rightly deserves a place as a permanent member of the United Nations.

During his interactions with IGN representatives, Wang said that as part of the reform of the Security Council, efforts should be made to maintain fairness and justice, increase the representation and voice of countries in development, give more small and medium-sized countries the opportunity to participate in decision-making and correct historical injustices against Africa in particular.

It is hoped that the Co-Chairs will guide all parties to end the unrest and build consensus so that the Security Council reform process will be widely recognized by the international community and that the results will stand the test of history. announced the Xinhua agency. the agency quoted Wang as saying.

On April 25, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, Ruchira Kamboj, in a speech to the UN Security Council, said India was right to demand a major change of course of the supreme body of the UN when the largest democracy in the world is left out of the global decision-making process.

Kamboj wondered if the international community could effectively practice “multilateralism” in the 21st century through a body that celebrates the “winner belongs the spoils” principle privileged more than three generations ago.

How much longer will we continue to adorn effective multilateralism with the intention of reforming multilateralism with only words and lip service? she asked.

China has maintained a vague stance on UNSC reforms over the years without making concrete proposals.

The G-4 countries – Brazil, Germany, India and Japan – back each other for permanent seats on the 15-member UNSC On calls to expand the UNSC to include India , China has called in the past for a comprehensive solution with broad consensus.

India’s bid for a permanent UNSC seat has received broad support from the US, UK, France and Russia.

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