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Japanese PM Fumio Kishida Emphasizes Need for UN Reform

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TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stressed that the United Nations (UN) needs to be further reformed.

This was disclosed in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“The anger of Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, shows the need for a new framework for the international order, and it is necessary to work on reforms of the UN at this time. I present this idea as an answer to Shigeharu Aoyama of the Liberal Democratic Party,” said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. in the budget session in the upper house of the Japanese parliament, Monday (14/3/2022).

The UN Security Council has yet to adopt a consensus response, such as the rejection of resolutions condemning Russia’s veto.

Kishida further emphasized, “The exercise of veto power by permanent members should be restrained as much as possible.”

Working closely with France, which is positive about UN reforms, PM Kishida said, “I want to continue efforts for Security Council reform and UN reform.”

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On the other hand, the Prime Minister expressed concern that “around Japan, the strong military power is concentrated in terms of the masses, is increasingly being strengthened, and the activation of military activities is extraordinary.”

PM Kishida’s comments were more focused on Japan’s neighbors such as North Korea and China, which are increasingly active in carrying out their current military activities both at sea and in North Korea’s recent intercontinental missile launch exercises.

Regarding the revision of the national security strategy which shows the basic policies of diplomacy and security, he said he would discuss strengthening the deterrence and coping power of the Japan-US alliance, including the extension of deterrence from the United States.

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