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Abe confirms close cooperation with UN on nuclear non-proliferation

  • August 11, 2017
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

On Aug. 10, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Izumi Nakamatsu, high representative for disarmament affairs at the United Nations, at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei] and confirmed that Japan will work closely with the UN on disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation initiatives. Abe reiterated that Japan will call on nuclear and non-nuclear states to realize a world free of nuclear weapons and lead the international community on this issue. He congratulated her on her appointment as under-secretary general of disarmament affairs, saying that “the appointment is good news from the perspective of women’s empowerment.”

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