“Many ideas” – Schallenberg welcomes Security Council reform


Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) welcomes a possible reform of the UN Security Council. He said this on Tuesday evening before a meeting with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres. Guterres also wants to continue such a reform. Without these, problems and interests could not be addressed effectively.

“Our world is falling apart. Geopolitical tensions are increasing. Global challenges are increasing. And it seems that we are not able to come together to respond,” Guterres said (see video above).

The Foreign Minister also argued that the current composition of the Security Council with five permanent members (China, France, Russia, the US and Britain) dates from the post-World War II period and no longer reflects the current situation. “The world has moved on.”

Van der Bellen spoke about the climate crisis
Schallenberg can imagine that a veto alone is no longer sufficient. There are many ideas. Schallenberg and Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen met with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday afternoon (local time) before meeting Guterres. They spoke to him about the climate crisis, among other things.

The EU has stepped up its support for protecting the Amazon from deforestation, the Federal President reminded: “This is a good thing because: the Amazon absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide and is therefore vital for our climate. Without Latin America we will not be able to stop the climate crisis.”

Nagorno-Karabakh escalation “extremely dangerous”
Schallenberg also commented on the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the general UN debate in New York. The situation is very worrying and has the potential to “cause a huge fire in the South Caucasus.” “We urgently call on Azerbaijan to de-escalate, end the military operation and withdraw its troops.”

The Secretary of State will endeavor to hold relevant discussions in the United Nations General Assembly. There will be a special meeting of the Security Council on Thursday at the initiative of France.

As reported, Azerbaijan’s military said it began “anti-terror operations” in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Tuesday. The first deaths and more than 7,000 evacuated people were reported in the evening.

Source: Krone


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