PM Modi Calls for UNSC Reforms, Says India Deserves a Permanent Seat

Paris: In an interview with the French daily Les Echos, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforms in the UN Security Council, saying the body does not reflect the current world order.

Modi pointed to the fact that Africa and Latin America are not represented by permanent members of the UNSC, while India, the most populous country in the world, is not a permanent member.

“How can we talk of it as a primary organ of a global body, when entire continents of Africa and Latin America are ignored?” Modi asked. “How can it claim to speak for the world when its most populous country, and its largest democracy, is not a permanent member?”

Modi also said that India is ready to support all genuine efforts to bring an end to the Russia-Ukraine war. He expressed concern about the impact of the conflict on the countries of the Global South, saying that they are already suffering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and now face energy, food, and health crises.

Modi also spoke about the importance of the Global South, saying that it needs collective strength and leadership so that its voice can become stronger. He said that India can be a bridge between the Global South and the Global North.

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