US President Joe Biden has supported India to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Along with India, the US President has also supported making Germany, Japan permanent members of UNSC. Even before this, America has given its support to make India a permanent member.
According to a senior Biden administration official, the U.S. In the past, India, Japan and Germany were and will remain on the idea of making UNSC permanent members. On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden reiterated his promise to reform the UNSC during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. Joe Biden said the time has come to make the organization more inclusive so it can better meet the needs of the world today.
What did President Joe Biden say on veto power?
US President Joe Biden said that members of the UN Security Council, including the US, should defend the UN Charter and avoid vetoes. The US President said that the veto should be used only in special or unusual circumstances, to maintain the credibility and influence of the Council. Joe Biden further said that for this reason the US is pushing for an increase in both permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council, which also includes many countries whose permanent membership America has been demanding for a long time.
What did India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar say?
On Wednesday, at an event in New York, US, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India not being a permanent member of the UN Security Council is good not only for us but also for the global framework. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said this during a conversation with Arvind Pangaria, professor at Columbia University and former chairman of NITI Aayog.
On the other hand, when asked how long will it take for India to become a permanent member of the UNSC, he said that obviously it is a very difficult task, because in the end if you say what is the definition of a global order. He further said that the five permanent members are an important definition of the global order. So this is a very fundamental and profound change that we are seeing and we are working on.
S Jaishankar further said that we believe that change is needed, because the United Nations was established 80 years ago and in these 80 years there are four times more independent countries in the world.
India has consistently claimed permanent membership
India has from time to time claimed to be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Many powerful countries like America, France have also continuously supported India. Indeed, with the passage of time, India is rapidly emerging as a global leader in the world, so India’s claim in world-class institutions has also increased. As far as the permanent members of the UNSC are concerned, they include the US, China, France, the UK and Russia. These five countries also have veto power, with the help of which they can pass any resolution.