Beijing, April 14 (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - China supports reasonable and necessary reforms for the Security Council of the United Nations, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.

Hong said in a statement that China has always held the same position on reform for the UN Security Council.

"China supports reasonable and necessary reforms for the U.N. Security Council to make it more representative for developing countries, especially for African countries," Hong said.

China advocates UN member states to seek "a package of" solutions and reach the broadest consensus with patient and democratic consultation, he added.

Hong said China strongly opposes any "step-by-step" or "piecemeal" approach in the reform, and objects to forcing an immature draft resolution into action.

Leaders of the BRICS countries--Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa--reiterated the need for a comprehensive reform of the UN, including its Security Council, with a view to making it more efficient and representative in a joint document, Sanya Declaration, released on Thursday at the BRICS Leaders Meeting in south China`s resort city of Sanya, Hainan Province. (*)

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