Thr UN General Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a negotiating text for the Security Council reforms, setting the stage for talks on the long pending process at the 70th session of the global body which commences tomorrow, reports news agency PTI.
India ministry of external affairs welcomed the move calling it a big moment. The MEA spokesperson tweeted:
Big moment for India as UNGA adopts by consensus decisn to begin text based negotiatns on SC reforms after 2 decades http://t.co/8YuwUoqjy1
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 14, 2015
UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa, who convened a plenary meeting here to take action on the draft decision on the “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters”, also circulated letters containing the positions of key countries including Russia, the US and China which refused to contribute to the negotiating text.
There was no voting on the decision.