‘China to back `reasonable` reform of UNSC’

Last Updated: Thursday, January 6, 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.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 17:55

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