Japan and the United Nations

Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Abe by H.E. Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President-elect of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly

July 23, 2019
Japanese

On July 23, commencing at around 11:05 a.m. for approximately fifteen minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call by H.E. Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President-elect of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), who is visiting Japan upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The overview of the meeting was as follows:

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Abe congratulated Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President-elect of the 74th session of the UNGA and expressed his hope for his strong leadership in addressing challenges faced by the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform.

2. In response, President Muhammad-Bande expressed his gratitude for the invitation from Japan and commended Japan for its commitment in the multilateral fora, including the United Nations.

3. On North Korea, Prime Minister Abe sought understanding and cooperation on promptly resolving the abductions issue and obtained support by President Muhammad-Bande.

4. With a view to the SDG Summit to be held in September, the two sides shared the view to work closely together on global issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).