Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi asked visiting Angolan Foreign Minister Joao Bernardo de Miranda on Thursday to support ongoing efforts to reform the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said.

Koizumi was referring to attempts by Brazil, Germany, India and Japan to submit — together with the African Union — a resolution to expand the U.N. Security Council, the ministry said.

De Miranda said his country would play its part in the coordinated effort, having cooperated closely with Brazil.

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