Joint Statement on the Nuclear Test by North Korea by the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)
1. On September 13, 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 September 9, at the Conference on disarmament currently held in Geneva (see full text attached).
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 in the strongest terms, 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.)