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World America 10 May 2016 Pakistan opposes Ind ...

Pakistan opposes India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership

PTI
Published May 10, 2016, 3:57 pm IST
Updated May 10, 2016, 3:57 pm IST
India had said that the problem lies in the "imbalance of influence" within the Security Council between permanent and non-permanent members
The United Nations Security Council in session (Photo: AP)
 The United Nations Security Council in session (Photo: AP)

United Nations: Pakistan has opposed the bid by India and its G4 allies for permanent seats in the UN Security Council, saying their demand was based on "poor logic" and reflected "self-serving national ambitions" of a few countries.

Pakistan's envoy to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, at the informal meeting of the General Assembly on Inter-Governmental Negotiations on Security Council reform, said the objective of the Council's expansion should be to respond to the concerns and "aspirations of all, not just a few."

 

A statement issued by the Pakistan mission at the United Nations claimed that Lodhi last week "exposed" the G-4 position on Security Council expansion.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN - Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, speaking on behalf of the G4 nations -- Brazil, Germany, India and Japan -- had said at the meeting that the problem of "imbalance of influence" in the Council cannot be corrected if only non-permanent members are added to the powerful UN body.

The statement by the Pakistan mission said Lodhi "exposed the poor logic of India and its allies" by saying that the G4 formula of adding more permanent seats "reflected the self-serving national ambition of a few at the expense of the world body's wider membership."

"To propose allocation of 4-6 seats permanently to that many countries, while handing over only 4-5 seats to the rest of the membership is not only poor mathematics but also poor logic and even poorer rationale for a just and meaningful reform," Lodhi was quoted as saying by the statement.

India had said at the meeting that the problem lies in the "imbalance of influence" within the Security Council between the permanent and non-permanent members and expanding members only in the non-permanent?category is not going to solve the problem.

Opposing the proposal that sought expansion in permanent membership, Lodhi argued that this runs contrary to the principles that all member states agree on -- to make the Council "more representative, democratic, accountable, transparent and effective".

She stressed that only additional electable seats, on the basis of periodic elections and fixed rotation, would allow equal, fair and increased opportunity to all states to aspire for the Security Council's membership.

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