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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe speaks during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (AFP)
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe speaks during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (AFP)
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22 Sep 2020 02:09:11 GMT9
22 Sep 2020 02:09:11 GMT9

TOKYO: Japan reiterated its willingness to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, in a message delivered to a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

In the video message published by the Japanese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi called for reform of the UN Security Council. The high-level meeting was held at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

“I regret to say that, today, the system designed seventy-five years ago does not fully deliver on the purposes of the Charter,” Motegi said.

Member states having the capacity and willingness to take on major responsibilities should hold seats on an expanded Security Council, Motegi said. Only then the council will be revived as an effective and representative organ, he said.

Motegi said, “Japan is fully prepared to fulfill such responsibilities as a permanent member of the Security Council and contribute to ensuring peace and stability of the world.”

JIJI Press

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