G4 summit to be hosted by PM Modi today

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It is going to mark a big day in the history of India today as it attempts to gain permanent membership to the exclusive club of the United Nations Security Council. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host G4 head of states from Brazil, Germany and Japan to formulate a collaborative strategy to negotiate UNSC reforms. The group of 4 are demanding inclusion in the Security Council as permanent members. Their discussions are expected to focus on attaining broad-based support for their pitch.The summit is significant as UN members will be meeting in November to debate UNSC reforms.

A top official has said that the G-4 bloc will give a “strong push” to inter-governmental negotiations for achieving early UNSC reform when its leaders meet for a summit on Saturday.The G-4 summit, hosted by India, will be the first since 2004 and will bring together Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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