India along with Brazil, Germany and Japan have made a strong pitch for berths as permanent members in the reformed United Nations Security Council.
In a Joint Statement the four countries reiterated their support for each other’s candidatures as aspiring new permanent members in a reformed Security Council given the capacity and willingness to take on major responsibilities with regard to the maintenance of international peace and security. The statement said there is a clear need for an enhanced role of developing countries and of major contributors to the United Nations to make the Council more legitimate, effective and representative.
The meeting was attended by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his three counterparts Ernesto Araujo from Brazil, Heiko Maas from Germany and Toshimitsu Motegi from Japan. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Bearing in mind that in 2020 the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary, the G4 Ministers expressed their firm hope that the current session of the General Assembly will pave the way for finally moving on the call for an early reform of the Security Council, that was made in the 2005 World Summit by all the Heads of State and Government.
The G4 nations comprising Brazil, Germany, India and Japan are four countries which support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.