Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Test

March 19, 2005

  1. The Government of Japan expresses its regret that Pakistan test-fired a Shaheen II missile, on 19 March, 2005.

  2. The Government of Japan calls on Pakistan to sincerely respond to the efforts of the international community to promote disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles which act as their means of delivery.

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