France rejects report on the abandonment of permanent UN seat

France rejects report on the abandonment of permanent UN seat

France disputed a claim in Britain’s The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that it would be willing to offer the European Union its permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

According to the publication, citing a member of the European Parliament, France would consider surrendering the seat in return for other EU countries’ backing for a European army and revisions to the way the union formulates its foreign policy.

“We categorically refute this. The seat is ours and will stay so, according to a spokeswoman for the French presidency.
“We cooperate as much as can with the EU while maintaining total sovereignty,” the spokesman continued.

France, together with the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and the United States, is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

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