Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is considering making India and Brazil permanent members of the UN Security Council to enhance the value and status of this international body.
Lavrov, in his speech at the Primakov Readings forum, stressed that this would not have happened if Germany and Japan had received such a situation.
Lavrov added: “We see the added value that India will bring to the Security Council because we know its position on global and regional issues, and we see the added value that Brazil will bring to the UN Security Council, but at the same time we do not see no added value if Germany and Japan suddenly became members of this international body on a permanent basis.
Lavrov pointed out that Russia did not notice for a long time “that there is some difference between the position of Germany and Japan and the position of the United States and NATO.”
According to the Russian minister, Japan cannot obtain the status of a permanent member of the UN Security Council because it refuses to recognize the results of World War II. “The Charter of the United Nations, in Article 101, makes it very clear that all decisions taken by the victorious powers are recognized by all members of the United Nations,” he said.
Lavrov confirmed that Japan joined the UN and ratified the charter of the organization, but such a position of refusal violates one of its main provisions.
On October 11, Lavrov said that the reform of the UN Security Council is overdue, and the problem of chronic underrepresentation of developing countries must be addressed. At the same time, he added, “there is no need for additions from the West.”