Berlin looks to solidify Western dominance in UN - Russia

Friday, 15. January 2021 10:25

Germany seeks to strengthen Western countries' overrepresentation in the United Nations Security Council by accusing Moscow of blocking reforms in the UN's principal organ, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova (pictured) stated on Friday.

"We have repeatedly stated that we support the reform of the Security Council by expanding the representation of African, Asian and Latin American countries in it," the spokeswoman said at a presser in Moscow. The UN Security Council needs to become "more representative" without sacrificing its effectiveness, she underscored.

According to Zakharova, "there is an obvious overrepresentation of certain regions, primarily Western European countries and other states existing within the UN, which includes the United States."

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