Joint Statement on the Nuclear Test by North Korea by the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)
(Statement by Foreign Minister Kishida)
1. On January 12, the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI), composed of 12 countries including Japan, issued a joint statement condemning the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6.
2. The Government of Japan appreciates the issuance of this statement by the NPDI, a cross-regional group on disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, condemning North Korea’s nuclear test by the NPDI, a cross-regional group on disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and will continue to engage with this matter collaborating with the countries concerned.
(Note: The 12 participating countries of the NDPI are Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.)