Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

State Minister Kihara attends CTBT Twentieth Anniversary Meeting

June 14, 2016
Japanese

1 On June 13, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara attended the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Twentieth Anniversary Meeting which commemorates the 20th year of the adoption of the Treaty. In his statement, State Minister Kihara emphasized the significance of the CTBT in terms of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as well as its progress achieved to date, and called upon to make further efforts toward the entry into force of the CTBT.
2 On this occasion, State Minister Kihara held a meeting with Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and State Minister Kihara stated that Japan highly appreciates the IAEA's efforts such as on the  monitoring and verification of the final agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: JCPOA), the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear security. He also noted that Japan will continue to support the IAEA 's activities under the leadership of DG Amano for its future progress 
 
3 State Minister Kihara held meetings with high-level officials including Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, Mr. Erlan Idrissov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic Kazakhstan, Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. State Minister Kihara also attended opening ceremony of the CTBT 20th year memorial exhibition.