Foreign Minister Kono Had a Breakfast Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Guterres
August 9, 2018
On August 9, commencing at 7:20 a.m. for approximately fifty minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan, held a breakfast meeting in Nagasaki with H. E. Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The overview of the meeting was as follows.
1. Minister Kono welcomed the Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament, which was expected to build up the momentum for advancing disarmament and non-proliferation. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation.
2. The two sides also exchanged views on the reform of the UN. Minister Kono welcomed UN reform for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the UN. Minister Kono further stated that the reform of the Security Council was a matter of urgency and expressed his expectation that the Secretary-General would take initiatives on this matter.
3. The two sides held exchange of views on North Korea and shared the view that it was important for UN Member States to continue the full implementation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
4. The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of other global issues and regional issues.