‘China to back `reasonable` reform of UNSC’
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 17:55
Beijing: China on Thursday said it would support "reasonable" and "necessary" reform of the UN Security Council, including in the permanent membership category, and sought patient negotiations among governments to narrow down differences on the issue.

"China supports reasonable, necessary reform of the UNSC," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a media briefing.

His remarks came in response to a question on China's stand on time-bound reforms being advocated by India and other countries for permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

"We maintain that priority should be given to developing countries so that medium, small-size countries could take part in the decision-making process and play a better role," Hong said.

"We hope that parties will have democratic and patient consultation to try to reach a package of agreements on related issues so that negotiations could become process of narrowing differences consolidating the solidarity and win-win results. We will take part in the inter-governmental negotiations with responsible attitude," he said.


First Published: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 17:55

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