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Japan-China Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

September 14, 2016

On September 14, commencing at 10:10 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a telephone talk with Mr. Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China. The overview of the talk is as follows.

1. Regarding the situation in North Korea, Minister Kishida stated that the fact that North Korea went ahead with the nuclear test constituted a direct and grave threat to Japan’s security and seriously undermined the peace and security of the region as well as the international community and was totally unacceptable, and sought a constructive response from China as a responsible permanent member of the Security Council.

2. In response, Foreign Minister Wang explained China’s position concerning the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and the two ministers confirmed that they would collaborate in the United Nations Security Council toward the adoption of a new United Nations Security Council resolution including further sanctions.

3. The two foreign ministers appreciated the outcome of the Japan-China Summit at the G20 Hangzhou Summit and agreed to further improve Japan-China relations while closely promoting mutual understanding between the two ministers.

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