Updated: September 22, 2009 11:57 IST

India, Brazil, S. Africa want U.N. Council expanded

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Foreign Ministers from the three countries reiterated the urgent need to expand the Security Council to increase the participation of developing countries

Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna here met with his counterparts from Brazil and South Africa to discuss the UN Security Council reforms.

The IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) meeting was hosted by Brazil on the sidelines of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly that kicks off today with a Climate Change Summit.

All three nations of the IBSA support the expansion of the UNSC. At the meeting, the ministers reiterated the urgent need for the expansion of the Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent seats to increase the participation of developing countries.

Noting the progress of the inter-governmental negotiations on Security Council during the previous session of the General Assembly, the senior politicians stressed the need to reach concrete results in this 64th session.

Mr. Krishna also met with Amre Moussa, the chief of the League of Arab States, to discuss the situation on the Middle East.

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