US President Joe Biden favors Germany, Japan, and India being permanent members of the reformed UN Security Council.
On Wednesday, according to international media reports, a senior official in the Biden administration said that there was still more work to be done in this area.
The official on condition of anonymity said, “We have historically and continue to stand behind the idea that Germany, Japan, and India should be permanent members of the Security Council.”
US President Biden reaffirmed his commitment to changing the UN Security Council during his speech to the UN General Assembly earlier on Wednesday.
According to Biden, the institution needs to be more inclusive, in order to better meet the demands of the modern world.
To maintain the UN Security Council’s credibility and effectiveness, he added, members, including the US, should constantly honor and defend the UN Charter and abstain from using their veto, save in exceptional and unusual circumstances.