Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Adoption of Amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)

July 8, 2005

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the adoption by consensus of the amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) on July 8 at the Conference to Consider and Adopt Proposed Amendments to the CPPNM held in Vienna.
  2. The amendments to the CPPNM contribute to strengthening international efforts for the physical protection of nuclear material and facilities. Japan considers that this adoption is meaningful in demonstrating the attitude of the international community toward tackling in complete solidarity such issues as strengthening measures against nuclear terrorism.
  3. Following the adoption of the amendments to the CPPNM, Japan intends to proceed with necessary examinations toward the conclusion of the adopted amendments to the CPPNM, and expects that each State Party will also exert efforts toward that goal.
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