New York, Sept.26 (ANI): Leaders of the Group of Four nations (G-4) on Saturday extended support for Africa to become permanent or non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
They made their stance on this particular issue known through their joint statement, which also emphatically called for a more representative, legitimate and effective United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address global conflicts and crises, which had spiraled in recent years.
Calling for text-based negotiations to be implemented forthwith, the G-4 leadership, comprising of India (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), Japan (Prime Minister Shinzo Abe), Germany (Chancellor Angela Merkel) and Brazil (President Dilma Rousseff), said in their joint statement issued after their meeting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel here, welcomed, in particular, the efforts undertaken by the Member States of the African Group, CARICOM and the L.69 Group.
They also noted the importance of adequate and continuing representation of small and medium sized Member States, including the Small Island Developing States, in an expanded and reformed Council. (ANI)