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Courtesy call on Foreign Minister Kamikawa by Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, U.S. Representatives, and Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues

April 3, 2024
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On April 3, commencing at 17:55 for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, U.S. Representatives and Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues. A summary of the conversation is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that she was honored to meet with Representative Kamlager-Dove and that she was pleased to meet with Ambassador Gupta so soon after she visited the U.S. at the beginning of the year. Following this, Minister Kamikawa explained Japan's efforts regarding the Women, Peace and Security (WPS), including the establishment of the WPS Task Force, results of the Session at the occasion of the "Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction,” and a series of dialogues under "WPS+I (Innovation)" since last November.
  2. Then, Minister Kamikawa had a lively exchange of views on U.S. parliamentary and the government’s efforts regarding WPS and various issues in the international society with Representative Kamlager-Dove and Ambassador Gupta. They shared hope for further cooperation between Japan and U.S..
  3. At the end, both sides agreed to further cooperate and promote the WPS, while deepening Japan-U.S. collaboration on the WPS, including parliamentary exchanges.
(Reference) United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

In 2000, for the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted "Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Resolution 1325," which clearly stated that international peace, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution require the equal participation of women, protection from sexual violence in conflict, and gender equality. To implement this and subsequent resolutions, Japan formulated the first national action plan in 2015, followed by the second one in 2019, and the third one in 2023.

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