Russian Foreign Minister says India and Brazil are key international players
Speaking at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on September 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Security Council would be more democratic if countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America were included. India and Brazil, in particular, are key international players and should expect permanent membership of the Council, he added.
Earlier, India and 31 other countries had said in a joint statement on reforms that expansion of the Security Council in the permanent and non-permanent membership categories as well as reforms of its working methods were necessary to make the body more representative, legitimate and effective.
The signatories to the joint statement reiterated that adapting the United Nations to today's global realities inevitably requires an urgent and comprehensive reform of the Security Council, as reported by DD News.
"We have made a lot of partnerships with the participants, businessmen and government officials that came in to strengthen the ties and partnerships between our companies. And Cameroon, which is our country, and Africa at large. We know the relationships that have been established between Russia and African countries, Russia and BRIC countries, it make us really sure that something new will come up in Africa, something new in the era of development."