Biden says US supports expansion of UN Security Council

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The United States of America is in favor of expanding the UN Security Council with new permanent and non-permanent members, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, September 21. A statement on this matter was made from the rostrum of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

“I believe the time has come for the UN to become a more inclusive organization that will respond more effectively to the needs of today’s world,” Biden said. Writes about it RIA News.

Earlier it was reported that the American President at the high-level week of the session of the UN General Assembly intends to raise the topic of reform Security Council of the world organization. Japan, Germany and India have previously made a corresponding proposal.

The UN Security Council consists of 15 countries, five of them are permanent members, and 10 states are non-permanent. The countries of the first category, which include the UK, Russia, China, the US and France, have the right to veto.

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