September 18, 2014 / 11:48 AM / 3 years ago

China's Xi supports India's aspiration for greater UN role

NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China supports India's aspiration to play a greater role at the United Nations, including on the Security Council, President Xi Jinping said in a speech on Thursday after a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India has no permanent seat on the Security Council despite being home to a seventh of the world's population. China is one of the council's five permanent members, together with the United States, Russia, Britain and France. (Reporting by Manoj Kumar and Sanjeev Miglani; Writing by Douglas Busvine; editing by Malini Menon)

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