Top UN political officer discusses peace and security, greater cooperation in Japan

26 October 2006
Ibrahim Gambari

Continuing his three-nation trip to Asia, the United Nations top political officer today discussed peace and security issues with senior Japanese officials in Tokyo after arriving from China.

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari met with the Special Advisor to Japan's Prime Minister on National Security Affairs and with senior diplomats.

“The meetings permitted an exchange of views on ways to resolve the nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula through diplomacy, as well as on cooperation between Japan and the United Nations on peace and security issues,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.

“On behalf of the Secretary-General, Mr. Gambari also conveyed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his deep gratitude to Japan for its continued support for the United Nations.”

From Japan, Mr. Gambari is scheduled to travel to the Republic of Korea.


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