ASEAN Foreign Ministers discussed the reform of the UN. They expressed dissatisfaction at the way the issue of the UN Security Council expansion has overshadowed other issues connected to the comprehensive reform of the UN, which are of no less importance. They were concerned that individual member countries of the UN were being made to choose between one side or the other.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers urge the major protagonists to adopt a less divisive approach, mindful of the important role the UN plays in helping us overcome the many challenges which confront us collectively. They feel that the UN reform is too important a task for us to settle in a hurry.