Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the missile testing by India

April 11, 1999

  1. It is truly regrettable that India conducted missile testing on April 11, despite the repeated requests made by Japan against it. The missile testing could be detrimental to peace and stability of the region.

  2. Japan earnestly hopes that this missile testing would neither heighten the tension between India and Pakistan, nor intensify nuclear arms and missile development race in the region. Japan renews its strong hope that both India and Pakistan would refrain from further missile testing.


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