Courtesy Call on Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi by Osei-Danquah, Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana
On November 29th, commencing at 16:15p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. TAKAGI Kei, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from H.E. Ambassador Kwabena Osei-Danquah, Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana, who is visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi welcomed the strengthened bilateral relationship between Japan and Ghana, and further stated that Japan, as a “partner growing together with Africa,” will help realize resilient Africa that Africa itself aims to achieve.
- Both sides discussed the necessity of strengthening the functions of the United Nations, and, especially on the Security Council Reform, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi expressed his intension to work together for increasing momentum and commencing text-based negotiations. Special Adviser Osei-Danquah stated that differences over the process of the Security Council reform need to be addressed to make progress.
- Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi stated that Russia's aggression against Ukraine is an act that shakes the very foundation of the international order, and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity enshrined in the UN Charter must be upheld. Also, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi stressed that Russia’s nuclear threat is absolutely unacceptable, and that Russia should never use nuclear weapons under any circumstances. Special Adviser Osei-Danquah stated that Ghana addresses the importance of respecting UN-Charter including the territorial integrity and political independence.
- Both sides confirmed that, as non-permanent members of the Security Council from January next year, they would work closely to address various issues that the international community is facing, such as addressing North Korea including the nuclear and missile issues as well as the abductions issue.