Japan and the United Nations
Meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 23, 2014
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Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 23 (Tuesday), commencing at 4:30 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes. An overview of the meeting is as follows:

1. Prime Minister Abe congratulated President Kutesa on his inauguration as the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and while highly appreciating the President’s emphasis on the Security Council reform, expressed his determination that he would enhance the Security Council reform in a specific manner toward the next year which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

2. In response to the above, President Kutesa stated that the Security Council reform is one of the priorities of the President of the UN General Assembly and therefore he would like to make efforts for specific progress of the reform while cooperating with Japan.

3. Moreover, Prime Minister Abe expressed his expectation toward coordination for the establishment of an effective framework of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and also requested cooperation for the third UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Sendai in March next year.

4. In response to this, President Kutesa stated that he would be happy to cooperate with Japan and both parties shared the view that they would enhance the cooperative relationship between Japan and the UN in the future.