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China ‘respects’ India’s U.N. seat bid

Steering clear of outright support, China has said it respects the aspiration of India and Brazil to play bigger roles at the U.N. Security Council.

Asked whether China had become more supportive about India’s application for permanent membership of the Security Council than Brazil, following the joint statement released after the recent meeting of Chinese, Russian and Indian foreign ministers, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that “the reform of the U.N. Security Council should give priority to increasing the representativeness of developing countries.”

She added that China respects and understands the willingness of the two countries to play a bigger role in the United Nations.

However, she added that China would like to reach the “broadest consensus through diplomatic means” regarding UNSC reform.

The joint statement released after the meeting of the Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers had said that, “Foreign Ministers of China and Russia reiterated the importance they attached to the status of India in international affairs and supported its aspiration to play a greater role in the United Nations.”


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