Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference
Prasar Bharati: Yesterday G4 countries in a joint press statement has called for start of text-based negotiations for reforms at the UN Security Council as there is lack of meaningful movement forward at inter-governmental negotiations. What is China’s comment?
Wang Wenbin: The UN Security Council, as the core of the international mechanism for collective security, should be reformed to better fulfill its mandate under the UN Charter. We believe the reform should increase the representation and say of developing countries, so that more small- and medium-sized countries can have the opportunity to participate in the UNSC decision making. The UNSC reform is very important as it concerns the UN’s long-term development and the immediate interests of all member states. At present, vast differences persist among various sides, and a wide consensus on the reform plan is yet to be reached. China will continue working with other members to find a package solution through dialogue and consultation, which will accommodate the interests and concerns of all sides.