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India, Brazil, S Africa seek UN reforms this year

The three countries agreed to continue their engagement on all aspects thereof.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2005 10:25 IST

IBSA, a ginger group of India, Brazil and South Africa, campaigning for reforms of the United Nations on Thursday made it clear that urgent steps must be taken to bring the discussions on the Security Council reform to a successful conclusion, preferably by the end of this year.

At a meeting attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and South African President Thabo Mbeki, the three countries comprising the IBSA Dialogue Forum, underlined the need to reform the United Nations and agreed to continue their engagement on all aspects thereof.

They shared the view that no reform of the UN would be complete without the reform and expansion of the Security Council, with the inclusion of developing countries as Permanent Members.

The leaders exchanged views on the implementation of the Outcome Document of the Millennium Review Summit and the issue of UN reform, said a press release issued after the meeting.

First Published: Sep 15, 2005 09:32 IST