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Putin supports reforming UN Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that something needs to be done to make the UN Security Council “more balanced.”

Speaking at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is right in this opinion.”

“We need to think how to make this organization (UN) more balanced, especially since, indeed, it is true, and in this sense President Erdogan is right, it was established after World War II, and there was a certain balance of power, now it is changing. It’s already changed,” he said.

Erdogan has championed his drive for UN reform under the slogan "the world is greater than five," arguing that the Security Council's current structure of five permanent members is very unrepresentative of the world, in particular developing and Muslim countries.

Putin added that he raised this issue at his own initiative at a recent meeting with the Turkish president in Russia.


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