Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

December 22, 2021

On December 22, commencing at 9p.m. for approximately 20 minute, Mr. TERADA Minoru, Assistant to the Prime Minister, exchanged views online on nuclear disarmament with Mr. Thomas M. COUNTRYMAN, the Senior Advisor of the US Department of State for the NPT Review Conference.

Mr. TERADA explained Prime Minister Kishida’s strong determination to lead international efforts towards a world without nuclear weapons and the importance of maintaining and strengthening the NPT regime, which constitutes the cornerstone of the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime.

Both sides affirmed further close cooperation between Japan and the U.S. for the success of the 10th NPT Review Conference to be held in NY next January 2022.

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