Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Meeting between Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Ambassador Adam Bugajski, Chair of the Second Session of the Prepatory Committee of the 2020 NPT Review Conference
1. On April 24th, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Ambassador Adam Bugajski, Chair of the Second Prepatory Committee of the 2020 NPT Review Conference (Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the UN Office and the International Organizations in Vienna) on the margin of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee of the 2020 NPT Review Conference.
2. At the outset, Minister Kono congratulated Ambassador Adam Bugajski on his assumption of the Chair and reiterated that this second session of the preparatory committee is important to increase momentum towards the 2020 NPT review conference. In this regard, Minister Kono stated that Japan will spare no efforts to Ambassador Bugajski in order to make the conference a success. Minister Kono also introduced the recommendations submitted by the “Group of Eminent Persons for Substantive Advancement of Nuclear Disarmament.” (PDF) Minister Kono stated that the process of integrating the recommendations is itself an attempt to converge different approaches and hoped that the recommendations would be useful for the Ambassador to write Chair’s summary.
3. Ambassador Bugajski highly appreciated the efforts that Japan has taken to advance nuclear disarmament and the recommendations including necessary agenda to solve issues on nuclear disarmament. Ambassador Bugajski also replied that the recommendations would be a useful reference when he writes Chair’s summary.