India reaffirms need for early reforms in UNSC and condemns terrorism in all forms at SCO meet

  • India reaffirms need for early reforms in UNSC and condemns terrorism in all forms at SCO meet
21-09-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India has strongly condemned terrorism in its all forms and manifestations. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York said, “There can be no justification for any act of terrorism.” She said connectivity with the SCO countries is India’s priority.

Swaraj said India wants connectivity to pave the way for cooperation and trust between our societies. She also said, as a member of SCO, India will cooperate extensively to further consolidate the SCO as an effective regional platform.

Reaffirming the need for early reforms in the UN Security Council, the G4 nations issued joint statement after a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G4 nations which was attended by Sushma Swaraj.

In the joint statement, G4 members recognized that members of UN increased has gone up from 51 in 1945 to 193 today and that the current composition of UN Security Council does not reflect changed global realties. The G4 Foreign Ministers stressed that UNSC needs to reflect today’s world in order to tackle complex challenges.

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