Japan and the United Nations

September 29, 2015
On September 28 (Monday), commencing at 4:40 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) for approximately fifteen minutes, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1 At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe offered his congratulations to President Lykketoft on his appointment as President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and indicated his intent to work closely together with President Lykketoft on the United Nations Security Council reform, development, climate change, and other fields, so that the current session will be a historical meeting befitting of this milestone year marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.  

2 In response, President Lykketoft expressed his appreciation at the warm welcome he received during his first visit to Japan early this month, and stated his intent as the President of the United Nations General Assembly to proactively address reform of the United Nations Security Council, implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, climate change and humanitarian issues in order to achieve concrete progress in these areas.  

3 In addition, both sides also confirmed the need to unite and tackle the current refugee and migrant issues in Europe as an international community, and to provide greater support to surrounding nations.

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