- China, which is yet to fully endorse India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council, today said it supports India’s “desire” to play a bigger role in the UN and will strive to work out a “package plan” to reform the powerful organ of the world body.
- China is the only country among the permanent five to have not endorsed India’s permanent membership to the UNSC. The other four, United States, Russia, Britain and France, in principle backed New Delhi’s push for UNSC permanent membership.
- This is the first time China spoke of a “package plan”. Asked whether the “package plan” referred to UNSC, Hong clarified that it is mainly about the reform of the UN Security Council.
- Hong said that China supports the reform of the UNSC to increase the representativeness and to give more voice to the developing countries.