US President Joe Biden backs Germany, Japan and India as permanent members of a reformed United Nations Security Council, a senior official in his administration has said. At the same time, a lot of work needs to be done in this case, the official said on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.
“We have historically and continue to support the idea that Germany, Japan and India should be permanent members of the Security Council,” the official said in response to a question.
Earlier Wednesday, President Biden, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, reiterated his commitment to reforming the United Nations Security Council.
Biden said he believes the time has come for the institution to become more inclusive to better meet the needs of today’s world.
Members of the UN Security Council, including the United States, must consistently uphold and uphold the UN Charter and refrain from using the veto, except in rare and extraordinary situations, to ensure that the Council remains credible and effective, he said.
“It’s also why the United States supports increasing the number of permanent and non-permanent representatives to the Council. This includes permanent seats for nations that we have long supported,” Biden said.
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