BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 7. Permanent membership in the UN Security Council for the states that will chair the Non-Aligned Movement would be a fairer approach, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, while receiving credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Congo David Maduka, Trend reports.
President Ilham Aliyev pointed out the fact that as the chair state Azerbaijan acts towards institutionalization of the Non-Aligned Movement, adding that the country will soon host the next Summit of the Contact Group of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The head of state touched upon the significance of conducting discussions on the reforms in the UN Security Council as part of the Non-Aligned Movement, and said that Azerbaijan has put forward an initiative that a country holding the chairmanship of the Movement should become a permanent member of the UN Security Council on a rotating basis. President Ilham Aliyev noted the importance of conducting consultations among the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement on this issue. Recalling that Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement will end this year, the head of state noted that the country intends to formulate this issue as an institutional mechanism, adding that it would be a fairer approach if the states that will chair the Movement would be a permanent member of the UN Security Council.