Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said structural reform of the U.N. Security Council was “absolutely necessary.” He added that the country will participate in the elections of non-permanent members of the Security Council, which will be held in 2022.
“Japan is making great efforts to implement the idea and goals of the United Nations. However, for the UN, which has been in existence for three-quarters of a century, reform of the security council structure is needed. Japan will participate in the 2022 elections and expects to make efforts as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council with the support of many countries. I ask you to support us,” Mr. Abe said at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (quoted by RIA Novosti).
Mr. Abe drew attention to the country’s contribution to the fight against crime, education and the social role of women. In the future, Japan intends to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, expanding its membership.
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