France considers it necessary to increase the number of member countries of the United Nations Security Council, a spokesperson the country’s foreign ministry said, Report informs referring to TASS.

“France has long supported the idea of expanding the Security Council. It advocates expanding the number of two categories of Security Council members – both permanent and temporary ones,” the diplomat said.

He added that in this regard, France supports the initiative of the G4 nations – Germany, Brazil, India and Japan aimed at creating one additional seat in the Security Council for a permanent member country.