Lula regrets split into two blocs for UN Security Council reform

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Joe Biden in Hiroshima, Japan – Europa Press/Contact/Ricardo Stuckert/President of Brazil


Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva criticized the division of countries into “two hostile blocs” over UN Security Council reform.

According to Lula, the solution to existing systemic threats “does not lie in the creation of hostile blocs or in responses that involve small numbers of countries.”

The Brazilian press reported that Lula made these statements in his first speech in Hiroshima, where the summit of the G7 countries was held, especially at an action on international cooperation to face global crises.

The Brazilian leader referred to the “downturn” in the World Trade Organization (WTO), although he did not explicitly name the United States. There is no point in calling on emerging countries (countries) to resolve the world’s crises “without responding to their concerns” and “underrepresentation in the main bodies of global governance.”

Lula therefore advocated fundamental reform in institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the UN Security Council. He cited Argentina as an example for this. “External debt, which previously affected Brazil, is destroying Argentina today and causing inequality. The IMF must consider the social consequences of its cohesion policies,” he said.

Lula’s second intervention was at a working meeting on sustainability, which targeted developed countries for their unfulfilled promises.

According to Lula, the Kyoto Protocol against climate change is “a reference to the lack of collective action.” Referring to the Copenhagen summit’s commitment, he claimed that “rich countries have fulfilled their promise to allocate 100,000 million a year for climate action”.

He also offered Brazil as the leader in environmental issues. “Brazil’s credentials are solid,” he said, while reminding that the Brazilian energy matrix is ​​”among the cleanest on the planet.” “We want to lead the process that will save the planet,” he said.

Source: Noti Merica

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