France bats in front of UN seat for India

UNITED NATIONS: India And Countries Such As Germany, Brazil And Japan Are" Absolutely Necessary" ; As Permanent Members Of A Reformed And Enlarged To Better Present Contemporary Realities And The Addition Of These Important Members To The High Cover France ' S Strategic Priorities, The French Envoy Has Said To The UN.

India Is At The Forefront Of The UN's Efforts To Push For The Long-running Reform Of The Security Council, With The Emphasis That It Deserves A Place At The UN High-Level 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," France 's permanent representative to the UN Francois Delattre told reporters here last week.

Speaking along side German envoy to the UN Christoph Heusgen at the end of Germany's Presidency of the Council for April, Delattre said France considers that "Germany, Japan, India, Brazil and a fair representation of Africa in particular are absolutely needed at the table to get towards a fairer representation. This is... a matter of priority." He underlined that Paris believes the enlargement of the with the addition of a few key members is "one of our strategic priorities."

India ' S Permanent Representative Of The UN Ambassador, Had Been Saying Earlier This Year On The Issue Of ' Categories Of Membership ' That More Than 90% Of The Written Comments In The Framework Document Benefit Expansion In Both Categories Of Membership Cited In The Charter.

France has maintained that if the crises of recent times have confirmed the centrality of the UN, they have also reinforced the need to make the organisation more representative of the current balances in the world."That is why France pushes for the expansion of the security council by supporting the accession to a permanent seat of Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, as well as a greater presence of African countries," according to the permanent mission of France .