India, Germany reaffirm need for UNSC reform

| Updated: May 30, 2017 23:41 IST

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reaffirmed the urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). They said there is a need for expansion in both permanent and non-permanent categories of membership, to make it more effective, efficient and responsive to the existing challenges to international peace and security and representative of the contemporary geo-political realities. Both leaders commended the steadfast efforts of the G-4 and other reform oriented countries and groups in moving forward the discussions towards initiation of text-based negotiations on the Security Council reform agenda at the ongoing Inter-governmental Negotiations (IGN) at the UN. Both countries reiterated their full support to each other's candidatures for a permanent seat in a reformed and expanded UN Security Council. (ANI)

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