22 September, New York
India has emphasised pressed for an “early comprehensive” reform of the United Nations, including the Security Council.
Addressing a trilateral meeting of India, Brazil and South Africa, on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly Sessions in New York, Mrs Swaraj said that the IBSA forum believes in the multilateral trading system that is fair, open and transparent with World Trade Organization at its centre.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, quoted Mrs Swaraj as saying that the IBSA should play its rightful role in shaping global discourses and share its wisdom with the world community. The Foreign Ministers of the IBSA stressed the need for early reform of in the UN Security Council in order to make it more representative, inclusive, legitimate, and effective.
They discussed and exchanged views on global political situation, Global Economic and Financial Situation, Reform of Global Governance and Sustainable Development. Emphasizing the growing importance of South-South cooperation, the IBSA Ministers reviewed the progress of the implementation of the lBSA Fund, progress on Poverty and Hunger alleviation