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Germany's Merkel calls for UN Security Council reforms

NEW YORK - It is high time the United Nations Security Council is reformed to reflect the real distribution of power across the world in the 21st century, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.
"We need a new method of work to solve problems," Merkel said. "That makes reform of the Security Council necessary, reform which reflects the real power in the world better than the situation today."
The appeal was in a summary of Merkel's opening remarks at a meeting with her counterparts from Brazil, India and Japan provided to reporters by the German delegation.
"We have to proceed very wisely," she added, according to the summary. "We have to find allies to reach our goal of reform."
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