Teleconference between Director-General Kanasugi and Special Representative Kim
March 6, 2017
1. On March 6, Mr. Kenji Kanasugi, Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, exchanged views with Ambassador Kim Hong-kyun, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs of the Republic of Korea (ROK), via telephone.
2. Director-General Kanasugi and Special Representative Kim shared the view that the ballistic missile launches by North Korea earlier that day are totally unacceptable, and agreed to strongly urge North Korea to refrain from any further provocation and comply with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and other international commitments. In addition, Director-General Kanasugi and Special Representative Kim reaffirmed that Japan and the ROK, and Japan, the ROK, and the U.S. will continue to work closely together, including at the United Nations.