Lula defends the inclusion of Argentina in the UN Security Council

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Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva insisted this Saturday on defending the expansion of the UN Security Council to make it more representative, and urged not only to include his country, but other nations such as Argentina or Mexico.

We need to have a new world governance, we cannot continue as it is, based on the result of geopolitics in 1945, when the UN was created, he said in statements to the press in London, after attending the coronation of Carlos III.

We have to have a governance that has more representation from other continents, more countries (…) And obviously Brazil claims to participate in the Security Council, but we don’t just want it for ourselves , but for other countries in South America, Africa, Asia, he added.

For Lula, there is no explanation that a country like India, with 1.4 billion inhabitants, is not on the Security Council, just as there is no explanation that other countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico or Argentina are not there.

The Brazilian president, who has long insisted on the need to reform this United Nations body, once again questioned that there are members with the right to veto.

The Security Council has 15 members, five of them permanent and with the right to veto: China, the United States, France, Russia and the United Kingdom.

It is necessary to discuss a new geopolitics, so that the UN has the authority to decide and see that the decisions are carried out, he pointed out, and stated that the members of the Security Council do not even respect the Council itself.

They are the greatest Arms producers, the biggest arms sellers, are the ones with the most powerful weapons in the world, he added.

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