India and nations like Germany, Brazil and Japan are “absolutely needed” as permanent members of a UN Security Council : French envoy to the UN

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India is at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for the long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member.

“In terms of policy, France and Germany have strong policy which is to work together to enlarge the Security Council and to succeed in terms of the negotiations that should lead to the enlargement of the Security Council that we consider absolutely needed to better reflect the world as it is. There is no question about it” France’s Permanent Representative to the UN François Delattre .

German envoy to the UN Christoph Heusgen at the end of Germany’s Presidency of the Council for April, Delattre said that France considers that “Germany, Japan, India, Brazil and a fair representation of Africa in particular are absolutely needed at the table to get towards a fairer representation of the Security Council. This is for us a matter of priority.”

“More than 90 per cent of the written submissions in the document are in favour of expansion in both categories of membership specified in the Charte,there is no process known to us here that has traversed winding pathways in the manner as this process of the Reform of the Security Council,In terms of inertia too, it has no peer. While the world is not what it was when we began the process, the objections to moving forward remain the same. While the global challenges of the 21st century have multiplied, we remain divided even about the process to adopt in order to move forward.”India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin


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