UNSC seat for India in 2011: Sarkozy


Mumbai: French President Nicolas Sarkozy on December 7 said a reformed UNSC with India as a permanent member should come about next year itself and once at the high table, it will need to commit more troops for UN-mandated missions to “defend peace.”

Calling the 35-year-long “standstill” over reforming the UN Security Council as “audacious,” Sarkozy, a votary of India’s bid for a permanent seat, said a reformed UNSC could be in place in 2011 itself.

“It is time in 2011, not even in 2012,” the French President said during an address to business leaders at the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal in Mumbai on December 7.

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