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Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa by Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

July 6, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi shaking hands with Executive Director Waly
Foreign Minister Hayashi receiving Executive Director Waly

On July 6, commencing at around 11:10 a.m., for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), who is visiting Japan to attendthe G7 Justice Ministers' Meeting and the ASEAN-Japan Special Meeting of Justice Ministers. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi welcomed Ms. Waly’s visit to Japan and stated that the UNODC plays a highly important role as it carries out its mission of promoting the rule of law, at a time when the foundation of the international order is being greatly disrupted. Minister Hayashi also stated that Japan intends to continue to cooperate with the UNODC to address issues relating to terrorism and organized crime including cybercrime and drugs. In response, Executive Waly expressed her gratitude for Japan’s contribution to UNODC in these areas to date.
  2. They concurred that promoting the rule of law and anti-corruption are essential elements for Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction, and that they would continue to collaborate and engage in the issues together. They affirmed to work together towards the realization of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
  3. They confirmed that they continue to work closely towards establishing the rule of law in the international community.

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