India and countries like Germany, Brazil and Japan are 'absolutely needed' as permanent members of a reformed and enlarged UN Security Council to better reflect contemporary realities and the addition of these key members to the UN high table is among France's 'strategic' priorities, the French envoy to the UN has said.
India is at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for the long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the high table as a permanent member.
'In terms of policy, France and Germany have strong policy which is to work together to enlarge the Security Council and to succeed in terms of the negotiations that should lead to the enlargement of the Security Council that we consider absolutely needed to better reflect the world as it is. There is no question about it,' France's Permanent Representative to the UN, Francois Delattre, said. (UNI)