Russia says it will support African bids for UN Security Council seats

Russia has said it will support Africa’s push to have a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council. Ethiopia,…

Russia has said it will support Africa’s push to have a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.

Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast are the current African members of the council, but they occupy non-permanent seats.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in Ethiopia on an official state visit, has admitted that the council as currently constituted is skewed in favour of the world’s wealthier nations.

The reforms have been part of demands by the African Union (AU) for decades now.

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