Kishida expected to call for greater nuclear transparency

岸田総理、NPT会議へ出発 初の演説に意欲

NHK -- Aug 01
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has left Tokyo to attend the review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The meeting is set to begin in New York on Monday.

Kishida will be the first Japanese prime minister to take part in an NPT review conference.

Before his departure Kishida said, "Given the divisions in the international community over nuclear disarmament and the nuclear threats posed by Russia, I am really concerned the international momentum to realize a world without nuclear weapons is regressing significantly."

Kishida is expected to urge nuclear powers to be more transparent about their nuclear capabilities.

He is also likely to announce the launch of a UN fund to help younger generations visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two Japanese cities hit by atomic bombs 77 years ago.

Aug 01 (ANNnewsCH) - 岸田総理は、NPT=核拡散防止条約の再検討会議に出席するためニューヨークに向かいます。出発に先立ち報道陣の取材に応じ「核兵器のない世界を目指すという国際的な機運が低下をしているなかで、日本の総理大臣として初めて出席し再びこの機運を盛り上げていく機会にしたい」と意欲を語りました。

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