G-4, African Union reach agreement on UN Security Council expansion Krista-Ann Staley at 9:33 AM ET
[JURIST] Japan, Brazil, Germany and India, known collectively as the G-4 nations, and the African Union reached an agreement Monday to present a single resolution for the UN Security Council expansion [JURIST report]. According to Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura [official profile] the G-4 nations will support the African Union plan to add five nonpermanent members, instead of four as originally sought by the G-4. Kyodo News has more.
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