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South Korea Lends Half-Hearted Support to Brazil’s UN Ambitions

During a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, South Korean President, Roh Moo-Hyun, expressed support for Brazil’s bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.

The information was given by the Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, Celso Amorim, who participated in the meeting, in Seoul, capital of South Korea, this Wednesday, May 25.


According to the Minister, the South Korean government opposes the Security Council’s expansion, but if it gets to be approved, Brazil will have the support of Moo-Hyun.


“They don’t say they will favor a reform with new permanent members because they may have regional geopolitical problems,” said Amorim.


The first proposal, called “Hypothesis A,” is the most interesting to Brazil. It creates six new permanent seats and three that follow two-year rotation terms.


“Model B” creates eight four-year rotation seats – two per region – and one two-year rotation seat.


Celso Amorim affirmed that the President of South Korea committed to give to Brazil the same kind of support he will give to Germany, in case the reform is approved, and countries have to choose new permanent members.


Amorim added that Moo-Hyun made positive comments about Brazilian performance in the international arena.


The Minister mentioned that South Korean support is important to Brazil. “Brazil is contributing for a reform that is necessary to the Security Council,” he added.


Regarding China’s opposition to the UN reform, the Minister evaluates that this is also a matter of local political relations, and that it will not affect the relationship between both countries.


“We never treat the issue about the Security Council reform as a condition for a good relationship with other countries. These are independent subjects.”


Amorim affirmed, however, that the Brazilian government expects support from “friend-countries.” He informed that he intends to talk about this subject again to the Minister of Foreign Relations of China.


Agência Brasil

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