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Press Statement on the meeting of High-Level Officials of Brazil, Germany, India and Japan on United Nation Security Council Reform

New Delhi
April 19, 2007

High-Level Officials of the G-4 (Brazil, Germany, India and Japan) met in Brasilia on 19 April 2007 to assess recent developments regarding United Nations Security Council reform. They reaffirmed the need for an urgent reform of the Security Council. In that context, they reiterated the G-4 proposal that includes new seats in both categories, permanent and non-permanent, and encompass developed as well as developing states. They expressed the readiness of the G-4 to engage in negotiations with all those genuinely interested in a meaningful Security Council reform. They stressed the urgency to achieve results and stated their willingness to participate in negotiations with flexibility, with a view to reaching a decision on this long-standing issue at the earliest. The high-level officials of the G-4 decided to convey the conclusions of the Brasilia meeting to the President of the General Assembly.