The United States helps Japan become a reformed permanent member of the UN Security Council: Kishida

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country is now going to be part of a group of permanent members of the UN Security Council, including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“I expressed the need to reform and strengthen the United Nations, including the Security Council, which is becoming increasingly important to the peace and security of the international community. [U.S.] “President’s support,” Fumio Kishida jointly said. Press conference With US President Joe Biden on May 23.

“The president said he would support the United States to become a permanent member of the reformed Security Council,” Kishida said.

Under the Charter of the United Nations, it is the responsibility of the Security Council to maintain international peace and security. Determine the details of the deployment of UN peace operations and how to respond to crises around the world.

According to the donations received in 2022 for the United Nations regular budget, Japan has donated more than $ 230 million to most of every country. Other high-contribution countries were Germany at $ 175 million and the United Kingdom at $ 125 million.

Japan will chair the Group of Seven (G-7) in 2023.

“The world is facing unprecedented challenges and increased risks of the use of weapons of mass destruction caused by Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, so at the G7 Summit next year, we can resolutely show the will of the G7. I hope I can do it. I will reject the invasion by force and the threat of nuclear weapons, and try to overturn the international order with historic power, “said Mr. Kishida.

He talked about the strategic importance of the Indo-Pacific region and emphasized supporting and developing a “free and open international order” with the United States.

During his visit to Tokyo, Biden, along with the United States, launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) with 12 regional countries. IPEF is advertised as an economic partnership focused on the Asia Pacific region.

Biden talked about working together “to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific that brings opportunities and prosperity to all in the region.”

“The United States continues to do its utmost to defend Japan and welcomes the opportunity to work more closely in an increasingly difficult security environment,” he said.

“A strong Japan and a strong US-Japan alliance are the forces for the good of the region,” Biden said, supporting Japan’s building of defense.

The President of the United States talked about “desiring expansion” peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, promoting “freedom of navigation” in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and deterring North Korea.

Japan is currently a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, which includes nine countries: Angola, Egypt, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. They are elected on a regional basis for a two-year term.

Japan may renew its 12th membership in 2023. This makes Japan the longest-serving non-permanent member of the Security Council.

The UN Security Council has long called for reform. Japan and Germany are considered first candidates for new permanent members, as the Council’s Charter states that countries that make significant contributions to the United Nations should be members of the Council.

Naveen Athrappully


Naveen Athrappully is a news reporter on business and global events in The Epoch Times.