Federal Minister Westerwelle on UN Security Council reform

15.11.2010 - Press release

During his visit to Japan, US President Barack Obama expressed US support for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council for Japan.

Commenting on this, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today (14 November):

“I welcome President Obama’s support for a permanent seat on the Security Council for Japan. This underscores our efforts to create a Security Council which reflects the realities of the 21st century. Asia and Latin America are underrepresented in the Security Council, as is Africa. I hope the endeavours to reform the Security Council will gain new momentum following President Obama’s recent comments in India and Japan. Germany, too, is ready to assume greater responsibility.”

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