Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi thanked Icelandic Prime Minister Halldor Asgrimsson on Monday for cosponsoring a U.N. draft resolution submitted by Japan, Brazil, Germany and India to expand the Security Council membership, a Japanese official said.
I think this collaboration of nations trying to get into the Security Council is a really neat thing. I don’t know if it’ll succeed. I’m actually a little wary of one of the participants, unfortunately. But I think it would be saying a lot if the U.N. would let them in. It would be more than talk, more than a gesture. I think it would seriously benefit international relations.