Kuwait, on behalf of the Arab countries, called for a permanent Arab representation with full powers in the Security Council in the event of any future expansion of it, stressing that fair representation also requires proportional Arab representation in the category of non-permanent seats in the enlarged Security Council.
The remarks were made by Kuwait's Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi on behalf of the Arab Group, at the first meeting during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly for intergovernmental negotiations, on the issue of "fair representation in the Security Council and increasing the number of its members and related issues", according to Kuwait's News Agency (KUNA).
Al-Otaibi said that such call by the Arab group come "based on objective criteria represented by the Arab population density and the number of Arab countries in the United Nations, in addition to the fact that a large part of the Council's work and issues on its agenda relate to the Arabic region, which requires fair and proportionate Arab representation in the expanded council."
He added that the Arab group adheres to the realization of a "real and comprehensive" reform of the Security Council, especially as it is the main body entrusted with maintaining international peace and security under the United Nations Charter, so that it becomes "more capable and effective" in overcoming the relevant challenges within a "more representative, transparent, neutral and credible framework." (QNA)
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