The Russian Foreign Ministry spoke about Biden’s proposal to expand the UN Security Council

Russian Foreign Ministry

US President Joe Biden’s proposal to expand the UN Security Council is commendable. This was announced on Thursday, September 22, by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov.

The deputy head of the Russian diplomatic department noted that there are candidates worthy of becoming permanent members of the UN Security Council. Ryabkov explained that Russia has long advocated the expansion of the UN Security Council in both categories. “It is commendable that finally the American representative announced what the Russian Federation has been talking about for a long time and in favor of which it speaks out,” he said. RIA News.

On the eve of Biden said that Washington stands for expansion UN Security Council at the expense of new permanent and non-permanent members. In his opinion, the UN should become a more inclusive organization, “which will more effectively respond to the needs of the modern world.”

The UN Security Council consists of 15 countries, five of them are permanent members, and 10 states are non-permanent. The permanent member countries of the UN are Great Britain, the Russian Federation, China, the USA and France. They have veto power.

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