Germany to push for UN Security Council seat

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12 December 2006, Berlin (dpa) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she would push hard for a permanent German United Nations Security Council seat in the coming years. "We will have this interest - but also an interest that the UN Security Council is reformed," said Merkel at a news briefing. The Chancellor said Berlin would seek a UN revamp and an upgraded role for Germany in the world body "with great intensity." Present UN Security Council permanent members are Britain, China, France, Russia and the

12 December 2006

Berlin (dpa) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she would push hard for a permanent German United Nations Security Council seat in the coming years.

"We will have this interest - but also an interest that the UN Security Council is reformed," said Merkel at a news briefing.

The Chancellor said Berlin would seek a UN revamp and an upgraded role for Germany in the world body "with great intensity."

Present UN Security Council permanent members are Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. The Security Council also has 10 further non-permanent members, positions which are held on a rotating basis.

Germany has for years sought a permanent Security Council seat.

But doubts grew over whether Merkel would continue the effort after her foreign policy successes.

DPA

Subject: German news

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