Working Dinner with President-elect of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly hosted by Foreign Minister Kono
July 22, 2019
On July 22, commencing at 6:50 p.m. for approximately seventy minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan, held a working dinner with H.E. Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President-elect of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The overview of the meeting was as follows:
1. At the outset, Minister Kono expressed his congratulations on Prof. Muhammad-Bande’s appointment as President of the 74th session of the UNGA, and stated that Japan would offer support to his leadership in resolving the challenges of the international society. President Muhammad-Bande expressed his appreciation for the invitation from Japan and strong support from Minister Kono.
2. Minister Kono emphasized the importance of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform and conveyed to President Muhammad-Bande that it is urgent to make meaningful progress in advancing the reform.Minister Kono also explained the situation in North Korea.
3. The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change, marine plastic litter, health and other global issues based on the outcomes of the G20 Osaka Summit, and shared the view to work closely together in these fields.