Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s Visit to The Hague and London

April 5, 2013
Japanese

    1. From April 8 through 12, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit The Hague, Netherlands, and London, UK.
    2. Minister Kishida is scheduled to attend the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) in The Hague on April 9 and the G8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in London on April 10 and 11 to exchange views with other foreign ministers and engage in bilateral discussions.
    3. At the Ministerial Meeting of the NPDI, the foreign ministers will discuss concrete contributions they can make as a group to the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), to be held shortly after the NPDI meeting.
    4. At the G8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the foreign ministers will seek to forge a common understanding of the regional state of affairs in North Korea and Syria and discuss ways to strengthen efforts to deal with cross-border challenges such as counter-terrorism.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original version in Japanese.)