- In 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly session Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told news agency that they are supporting the applications of India and Brazil for permanent membership in the Security Council.
- He said that developing countries are under-represented and their role is insufficient in the work of this main institution.
- Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN, along with US and China opposed India’s efforts to sit at the high table as they do not want to share their exclusive privileges.
- China, France, Russia, the UK and the US are the permanent, veto-holding members of the UN body.
- India wants to have some reform the Security Council to reflect global realities.
France and UK have supported India’s case.