Russia has backed India, and Brazil for permanent membership in the UN Security Council, denoting them as “worthy candidates” and “key international actors”.
Russia Supports India, Brazil In 77th UN General Assembly
On Saturday, during the 77th UN General Assembly Session, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov supported India to be in the league of permanent security council members.
An hour before S Jaishankar’s speech, External Affairs Minister of India, in the UN General Assembly Session, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the UN and Security Council have to line up the con-curring facts.
“We note India and Brazil in particular as key international actors and worthy candidates for permanent membership within the Council whilst simultaneously unilaterally and mandatorily raising the profile of Africa”, said Lavrov.
Recently India has been indulging in making efforts to step up its long-awaited appeal to the Security Council by making a point that it rightly deserves a permanent spot at the UN Security Council.
Currently, in the list of the UN Security Council, there are 5 permanent member countries, and 10 non-permanent members elected by the United Nations in the General Assembly on a two-year term basis.
The present time permanent members are Russia, the UK, China, France and the United States. And the demand to expand the members is currently on the rise to represent the co-occurring global reality.
Foreign Minister Was Asked Why Only Supports India, Brazil
After his appeal, Russia’s Foreign Minister was asked while speaking to the press at UN headquarters why he picked only India and Brazil and not South Africa for permanent membership.
“I said that we view India and Brazil as strong candidates given they are leading international players, as strong candidates for permanent membership at the Security Council with the condition that at the same time, in the same way, the profile of Africa will be raised, ” Lavrov said.
“I mentioned India and Brazil for a single reason. They have long officially advanced their candidatures. As for South Africa, the Republic of South Africa, this step has not been put forward”, further added while asserting that the African Union members are devoted to the Ezulwini Consensus.
“Because if we had to talk about an additional inclusion in the Security Council of Western countries, well, that would be humorous for several reasons. I will set aside the fact that they are all hostile to the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China”.
Currently, India’s non-permanent UN Security Council membership is going to end this December.