Germany to push for reform of UN Security Council
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Thursday that the UN Security Council must include more permanent members to reflect today's world order, adding that Germany will not "shun its responsibility" for global conflict resolution.
In an interview with German news agency DPA, Maas said he thinks the balance of power in the world needs to be reflected better than is currently the case, and that Germany should hold a permanent seat. Maas stressed that Germany's global responsibility is growing and his country is prepared to take on a greater role in tackling global conflicts. Its non-permanent seat on the Security Council brings Germany closer to the political crises and ensures that it won't be able to avoid the big decisions anymore, such as those regarding Syria and Yemen.