Portuguese PM requests India's membership in security council at UNGA

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa called for a UNSC structure that includes representation of India, Brazil, and the African continent in the Security Council . Costa said that we need a robust, agile, and functional security council that can tackle the challenges of the 21st century without being paralyzed .

New York, September 23: At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa called for a UNSC structure that includes representation of India, Brazil, and the African continent in the Security Council.Costa said that we need a robust, agile, and functional security council that can tackle the challenges of the 21st century without being paralyzed and whose decisions are scrutinized by the other members of the United Nations.There is also a security council in Africa that includes the African Continent, Brazil, and India.Despite the fact that little countries are fairly represented, he said, many children and adults around the world have never known peace.

According to him, Russia must put an end to hostilities and allow the onset of a long-term cease-fire and a peace-oriented dialogue.Costa praised the efforts made by the United Nations, particularly United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to resolve this conflict and mitigate its detrimental effects, including the food crisis, on the same day as the Group of Four (G4) summit, and expressed worry at the insufficient progress being made in the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on Security Council (SC) reform.The Foreign Ministers of the G4 countries, Carlos Alberto Franco Franca, Brazil, Annalena Baerbock, Germany's Federal Foreign Minister, S Jaishankar, and Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, met in the margins of the UN General Assembly's 77th session on September 22 to discuss the issue in a decisive way and with greater urgency.