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Japan to work with G-4 for UNSC permanent seat

However, Japan differs in the approach adopted by the remaining three in the group.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 09:58 IST

Japan will not abandon the Group of four and continue to work with India, Germany and Brazil in their quest for permanent seats in an expanded Security Council.

A senior Japanese official at the United Nations conveyed this.

However, the official said Japan differs in the approach adopted by the remaining three in the group after they failed to win requisite two-thirds support for their resolution in the General Assembly last year following differences in the African group over it.

The G-4 never pressed for vote for lack of support and the resolution became defunct at the end of the last session of the 191-member General Assembly in September. It was reintroduced in January.

The official, speaking on the condition anonymity to a select group of reporters on Thursday, said Tokyo was not in favour of reintroduction of the resolution as a verdict had already been delivered on it not in terms of votes but efforts to win support.

Japan, he stressed, strongly feels that the United States and China, which are two powerful members of the Council, should have been involved in the process and is having consultations with them.

Replying to a question, he rejected the suggestion that Japan had abandoned the idea of seeking a permanent seat, saying reports to this effect in were not correct and stressed that Tokyo would continue to work with India, Germany and Brazil.