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Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in United Nations Security Council

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in United Nations Security Council.

Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the world body Munir Akram said this.

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats

He was addressing the first meeting of Intergovernmental Negotiations Framework during the seventy fifth session of the UN.

He reiterated that Pakistan firmly opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the  UNSC.

Moreover, Munir Akram argued that new permanent seats will make the Security Council less representative.

Besides, he said it would make UNSC less effective, more divided and erode the principle of sovereign equality of states.

He further reiterated Islamabad’s principled position for comprehensive reforms of the Security Council.

However, those reforms, he said, should meet the interests of all member states.

The Permanent Representative said that the proposal of United for Consensus (UfC) group to have twenty one non-permanent seats would redress the deficit of equitable representation in the Security Council.

Furthermore, he said it also accommodates the interests of all groups including the African, the Arab, the OIC and Small Island Developing Sates.

GTV

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