Speaking at the 75th United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the UN Security Council “should be more inclusive of the interests of all countries as well as of the diversity of their positions”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that scrapping sanctions and restrictions may add to boosting the world economy and reducing unemployment rates amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the 75th United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Putin also touched upon the role of the UN Security Council, which he said should take into account the interests of all states more broadly.
“Our thinking is that the UN Security Council should be more inclusive of the interests of all countries as well as of the diversity of their positions, base its work on the principle of the broadest possible consensus among the states and at the same time continue to serve as the cornerstone of global governance, which cannot be achieved unless the permanent members of the Security Council retain a veto power”, the Russian president underscored.
He also praised the United Nations for successfully performing its mission throughout the organization’s existence.
“Looking back at the past decades, one can say that despite all difficulties of the Cold War period, major geopolitical shifts and all the intricacies of today’s global politics, the UN has been ably fulfilling its mission of protecting peace, promoting sustainable development of the peoples and continents, and providing assistance in mitigating local crises”, he pointed out.
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