United Nations, (Agencies): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will arrive here Thursday on a two-day visit during which he is expected to meet leaders from other nations and discuss the UN Security Council reforms.

This is Krishna's first visit to the United Nations since India became a non-permanent member on the Security Council last month after a gap of 19 years.

Krishna is set to meet foreign ministers of three other Security Council aspirants – Brazil, Japan and Germany on Friday. Following the meeting, the G4 countries are expected to produce an outcome document on their discussions.

The four ministers will also meet General Assembly President Joseph Deiss to discuss Security Council reforms.

Deiss has spoken out strongly in favor of reform. Last month he said, "the situation for the moment is quite complex still and I hope that during this year we will at least be able to bring the negotiations, real negotiations under way."

Krishna will also attend a high-level meeting tomorrow on the linkages between international security and development in the Security Council, hosted by Brazil, which holds the presidency of the Council for February, and chaired by Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota.