Sri Lanka, India agree UN Security Council need reforms

May 17, Colombo: Both Sri Lanka and India have agreed that the United Nations Security Council need reforms, a joint statement by the two countries said today.

“Both countries agreed on the need for reform of the UN Security Council,” a joint statement issued Tuesday following a meeting between the External Affairs Ministers of India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi said.

During the talks Sri Lanka has reiterated its support to India for a permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council.

“Sri Lanka reiterated its strong support for India’s legitimate claim for permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council,” the joint statement said.

A global ministerial conference in Rome on Monday also called for reforms at the UN Security Council to expand the organization to include developing countries reflecting the shifting global power balance.

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