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Biden supports Japan joining UN Security Council, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says President Joe Biden supports Japan's bid to join a reformed UN Security Council.

US President Joe Biden speaks alongside Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Reuters)

US President Joe Biden speaks alongside Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Reuters)

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says President Joe Biden supports Japan's bid to join a reformed UN Security Council.
If approved by the UN, Japan would join Britain, China, France, Russia, and the US as permanent members of the international body's security council.
Biden also gave his blessing for next year's Group of Seven summit to be held in Kishida's hometown of Hiroshima.
The comments came at a news conference after Biden and Kishida held face-to-face talks Monday in Tokyo.
Japan's desire to win a seat on the council is hardly a given, and comes amidst calls for reform of the Security Council.

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 12:24 PM IST

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