Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the reappointment of Mr. Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations

June 22, 2011

  1. Japan welcomes Mr. Ban Ki-moon's appointment for a second term of office as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly held on June 21.

  2. Japan appreciates the important role Secretary-General Ban has played in addressing global challenges since taking office as Secretary-General.

  3. Japan hopes that Mr. Ban will continue, building upon his wide experience, to enhance his prominent efforts towards sustaining international peace and security, resolving global issues, as well as towards realizing a more effective and efficient United Nations. Japan is committed to continuing its own efforts to assume greater responsibility and participate more actively and constructively in all areas of the United Nations for the prosperity and development of the international community, in close cooperation with Secretary-General Ban.
    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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