US President Joe Biden has supported India to be made 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 the UNSC. Even before this, America has given its support to make India a permanent member.
According to a senior Biden government official, the US was in the past on the idea of making India, Japan and Germany permanent members in the UNSC, and will continue to be together.
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden reiterated his promise to reform the UNSC during his address to the UN General Assembly. Joe Biden said that the time has come to make the institution more inclusive, so that it can better meet the needs of the world at present.
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 protect the UN Charter and avoid vetoes. The US President said that the veto should be used only in a special or unusual situation, so that the credibility and influence of the council should be maintained.
Joe Biden further said that for this reason America has been insisting on increasing both permanent and non-permanent members in the Security Council, including 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 held in New York, US, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India not being a permanent member of the UN Security Council is not only good for us but also for the global structure.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said this during a conversation with Arvind Pangaria, currently 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 have been an important definition of the global order. So this is a very fundamental and profound change that we are looking towards and we are working on it as well.
S Jaishankar further said that we believe that there is a need for change, because the UN was established 80 years ago and in these 80 years there have been four times more independent countries in the world.
India has been continuously claiming permanent membership
India has been claiming from time to time to become a permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations. Many powerful countries like America, France have also continuously supported India.
In fact, with the passage of time, India is rapidly emerging as a global leader in the world, so India’s claim to world-class organizations has also increased.
Talking about the permanent members of the UNSC, the names of America, China, France, UK and Russia are included in these. These five countries also have veto power, with the help of which they can pass any resolution.