President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, says the UN Security Council needs some meaningful reforms to perform its underlining tasks of maintaining global peace.

He was addressing a Japanese delegation that called on him on Tuesday in Asmara.

Japan is hoping to secure Eritrean backing for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.

It is not known whether Eritrea agreed to back Japan on that issue.

The delegation added its voice to the recent Ethiopia – Eritrea peace agreement that ended some two decades of hostilities between the two neighbours.

The upcoming Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s development was also discussed.

Eritrea continues to push for the lifting of what it says are unjustified arms sanctions imposed on it.

 

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