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Reappointment of Mr. António Guterres as the Secretary-General of the United Nations
(Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

June 18, 2021
  1. Japan welcomes the reappointment of H.E. Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  2. Japan appreciates the leadership that Secretary-General Guterres has exhibited since his appointment across a wide range of fields, including international peace and security, responding to COVID-19, climate change and sustainable development.

  3. Japan will continue to cooperate closely with Secretary-General Guterres in resolving various issues facing the international community and in carrying out reforms of the United Nations, including the Security Council.

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