Japan and the United Nations

March 18, 2024
Foreign Minister Ms. Kamikawa is talking with Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the UN

On March 18, commencing at 12:32 p.m. (local time; March 19, 1:32 a.m. JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, U.S., to participate in the Ministerial Briefing of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), held a meeting with H.E. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the UN. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Minister Kamikawa thanked Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield for her participation in the Ministerial Briefing of the Security Council on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Minister Kamikawa also expressed her high appreciation for Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s central role in the UNSC as the international community faces many serious conflicts and confrontations. In response, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield extended her gratitude and stated that the U.S. will continue to work closely with Japan.
  2. Minister Kamikawa explained the importance of promoting WPS, especially in bringing the WPS perspectives to natural disaster sites such as earthquakes and tsunami, based on the Japan's experiences in natural disasters such as the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the Noto Earthquake, as well as its assistances to Ukraine. Both sides agreed to cooperate to promote WPS, including through the Security Council.
  3. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed her deep appreciation for Japan's cooperation in the Security Council in dealing with the Gaza issue. In addition, referring to nuclear disarmament and yesterday's ballistic missile launch by North Korea, they exchanged views on the response to North Korea including the nuclear and missile issues and abduction issue, WPS, and Security Council reform, and agreed to promote cooperation between the U.S. and Japan in these areas.

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