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Turkey considers it necessary to abolish the right of veto in the UN Security Council

Turkey considers it necessary to abolish the right of veto in the UN Security Council

Turkey stands for the abolition of the veto system in the UN Security Council. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu following the participation of the Turkish delegation in the work of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

“More and more politicians say that the world is larger than the five permanent members of the UN Security Council,” the diplomat said.

A mechanism for making decisions by majority vote can become a substitute for the right of veto, Cavusoglu said.

“The main thing in this matter is to ensure maximum coverage and fairness,” he said and recalled that the call of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to reform the UN is supported by more and more heads of state around the world.

Earlier, United States President Joe Biden said that the United States is in favor of expanding the number of both permanent and non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The American leader expressed the opinion that the time has come for the organization to become more inclusive, which should help it more effectively respond to the needs of the whole world.