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Director-General Level Meeting of G4 Officials on UN Security Council Reforms

March 4, 2016

1. On March 4 in Delhi, India (same day local time) the director generals of the G4 countries (India, Germany, Brazil, and Japan) responsible for the United Nations held a meeting and exchanged views regarding reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Mr. Takeo Akiba, Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy and Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau, attended from Japan. The previous director-general level officials’ meeting took place in Brasilia on July 10, 2015.

2. The G4 countries discussed active participation in the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on UNSC reform in New York, and collaboration with the reform-oriented member states.

3. With the understanding that the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly is an important opportunity to achieve concrete outcomes on UNSC reform, as the G4 countries confirmed their intention to continue to constructively participate in the IGN by working closely with H.E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas, the Chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations on UN Security Council reforms and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, as well as with African countries and other reform-oriented member states.

4. The G4 countries agreed to continue discussions towards this year’s United Nations General Assembly, and Japan proposed holding the next director-general level meeting in Japan.

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