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Prime Minister Hailemariam participates on the Japan – Africa Security Council members’ meeting

Prime Minister Hailemariam participates on the Japan- Africa Security Council members meeting on Monday,( September 18,2017), where current and incoming African members of the Security Council convened to discuss on the peace and security issues on the Korean Peninsula and Japan's support for the African Peace and Security architecture.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the meeting with recognition of the action the International Community took in response to the latest nuclear test from North Korea and said", I value the swift and unanimous adoption of Security Council Resolution 2375 on Sept. 11, which puts significantly tougher sanctions on North Korea. But I stress that we must not be simply complacent with the adoption of these sanctions. We must thoroughly enforce the successive resolutions in order to prevent North Korea from obtaining the goods, technologies, funds and people to further develop its missiles and nuclear program."
He further stressed that "North Korea poses a serious threat and challenge to the sub region and beyond, and its actions flout the international nonproliferation regime. As swiftly as possible, we must make North Korea end its provocations, abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile development, and return the abductees in North Korea to their homes."
Prime Minister Abe called for the Solidarity and concerted effort among the international community, and together with the effective role of the United Nations, are more vital than ever.
Prime Minister Hailemariam on his part thanked the Prime Minister of Japan for convening this meeting as a demonstration of Japans commitment to strengthen the Japan-Africa partnership in the spirit of TICAD and expressed his solidarity with the people and government of Japan on the two latest ballistic missiles tests by DPRK and condemned this reckless act of provocation which could endanger the peace and security of the peninsula and the world at large.
Prime Minister Hailemariam assured the Prime Minister of Japan that he would continue to consult and closely work with him on this important national security issue of Japan. Along with this, Prime Minister Hailemariam raised the issue of cooperation with Japan in the Security Council on matters of African interest and concern regarding strengthening the UN-AU partnership in the area of peace and security matters in getting a predictable, sustainable and flexible financing for AU led peace support operations as well as in Japan's active role in the area of peace building through different capacity building programmes.Prime Minister Hailemariam also called on Japan to closely cooperate with Africa during the coming presidency of the council in December 2017.