Tuesday, March 31, 2009

South-South Cooperation: Chile supports India as permanent member of UN Security Council - MercoPress

India and Chile reaffirmed their support for a comprehensive reform of the United Nations including expansion of the Security Council to make the world body more representative, legitimate and effective.

PM Manmohan Singh and visiting Chilean President Michelle Bachelet stressed and acknowledged the need for continued efforts by member states to ensure "meaningful and result-oriented intergovernmental negotiations".

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet with PM Manmohan Singh

The joint statement issued after the meeting said that Chile reiterated its support for India's permanent membership on an expanded UN Security Council. It also confirmed their reciprocal support for each other's candidature for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2011-12 (India) and 2014-15 (Chile).

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