5 Jul 2023 13:07

Azerbaijani president views current form of UNSC as 'relic of the past'

BAKU. July 5 (Interfax) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has noted the need for drastic reforms within the United Nations.

"Currently, international organizations, in particular, the UN does not meet up to the expectations of the mankind. Inevitably, the UN needs to go through serious reforms. The UN Security Council is reminiscent of the past and does not reflect the current reality," Aliyev said at a ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Countries on Wednesday.

He called for broadening the UN Security Council in order to make it "more representative and geographically fair."

"Countries holding the position of chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and African Union should have their seats at the UN Security Council on a rotating basis with a veto right," Aliyev said.