Japan-China Consultation on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues
May 29, 2007
- At the Japan-China Consultation on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues held on May 28 (Mon), there was a wide-ranging exchange of views on the current major issues of disarmament and non-proliferation. In concrete terms, the issues included nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, biological and chemical weapons, conventional weapons and missiles and other nuclear issues.
- In terms of disarmament, Japan urged China to ratify the CTBT as early as possible, continue the moratorium on nuclear testing, and declare a moratorium on the production of fissile materials for any nuclear weapons. Japan also requested that China should increase transparency in the military field and take concrete measures for nuclear weapons reduction.
- Views were also exchanged on the nuclear issues of North Korea and Iran. Regarding the nuclear issues of North Korea, Japan and China agreed on the importance of the implementation of the initial actions without a moment’s delay, and agreed on continuous and cooperative efforts with each other through the Six-Party Talks. Japan and China agreed that it was important for the international community to be united in dealing with Iran’s nuclear issues and confirmed that the two countries would continue to cooperate.