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Cuba calls for democratization of the UN Security Council

Rodriguez Abascal called for the cessation of the Council's interference in matters outside its competence. Photo: Archive

Rodriguez Abascal called for the cessation of the Council's interference in matters outside its competence. Photo: Archive

United Nations, November 27 (RHC)--Cuba's Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d'Affaires to the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, addressed the General Assembly Tuesday in a plenary session dedicated to the representation of States in the UN Security Council.

The diplomat explained the island´s position on Agenda Item 122: Question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council.

Rodríguez Abascal stated that the main objective of the comprehensive reform of the 15-member body, including its working methods, should be to make it a transparent, democratic, and representative body.

The diplomat referred to the right of veto, on which Cuba has expressed its opposition in various scenarios, but indicated that, until it is eliminated, the new posts created in the category of permanent members should have the same prerogatives and rights as the current ones.

Rodríguez Abascal called for an end to the Council's interference in matters outside its mandate, particularly in those matters that fall within the purview of the UN General Assembly.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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