MOSCOW, October 11. /TASS/. The United Nations Security Council requires reform, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, urging to address what he said was the persistent underrepresentation of developing countries in the international body.
In an interview with Rossiya-1 television, he said: ""The UN Security Council requires reform seeing as how last year there were six Western countries in the 15-member Security Council and next year, given the reelection of non-permanent members, there will be seven Western countries - almost half - of course, that will not do, for that composition is not representative, and certainly we should address the persistent underrepresentation of developing nations by adding more Security Council members from Asia, Africa and Latin America."
Russia’s foreign policy chief said there should be no more Western additions. "I cited figures showing that it does not make any sense having seven out of 15 members from the collective West," Lavrov insisted.