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Iran's FM underlines adoption of UN reforms

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Dubai, June 14, IRNA
Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi Monday in Doha underlined the need for adoption of reforms in the United Nations.

Addressing the Group 77 foreign ministerial meeting, he said member states of the G77 have had many approvals since establishment of the group in mid 1960s.

The G77 should adopt a new approach based on real contribution of all member states in a bid to attain sustainable and long-term development, a report released by Iran's embassy in Doha quoted Kharrazi as saying.

The developing countries should take into consideration the ways through which the potentials of cooperation would be materialized in various areas, he added.

Elsewhere in his speech, Kharrazi said the world has undergone drastic changes and that the developing countries have always supported multilateral reforms in the UN.

Referring to the recent letter of Iran's President Mohammad Khatami to the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the UN reforms, he stressed that the only way to make the reforms in the
international body is to support real multilateralism and the world order in a democratic way.

The G77 groups some 132 countries of the world since its inception in 1964.

The G77 will discuss South-South partnerships, North-South relations and UN reform during the two-day summit opening Wednesday in the Qatari capital.

The first summit of the group was held in Havana, Cuba in 2000.


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