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France denies giving up permanent seat at UNSC

PARIS, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- France denied Wednesday that it would be prepared to give its permanent seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC) to the European Union (EU).
"We formally deny this. The seat is ours and will remain that way," said the Elysee on Twitter.
Earlier, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported that France would consider exchanging the seat in exchange for support from other EU members for a European army and reforms to the way the bloc formulates its foreign policy.
France is one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with Britain, China, Russia and the United States. (end) ma.aa