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State councilor meets co-chair of intergovernmental negotiations on UN Security Council reform

Updated: Mar 2,2019 6:43 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Christian Braun, a co-chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council reform on March 1.

Wang said that currently, unilateralism is on the rise and the multilateral mechanism is under attack, and therefore people should strongly support the United Nations to play its due role.

Noting that it is necessary for the United Nations to keep pace with the times, promote reforms and improve efficiency, Wang said reform of the UN Security Council should aim to increase the representation and voice of developing countries and small and medium-sized countries, truly reflecting international fairness and justice.

Wang expected all parties to conduct democratic consultations to realize comprehensive consensus, to help ensure that the reform of the UN Security Council conforms to the purposes of the UN Charter and the common interests of all UN members.

Braun, also permanent representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, said he agreed that the reform of the UN Security Council should be a gradual process with inclusiveness and transparency and should be advanced on the right track in line with the common aspirations of UN members.

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