Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will travel to New York from Monday to attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu said on Friday. Matsuno.
Kishida is due to deliver a speech during the general debate at the UN meeting on Tuesday. He will also give a speech at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Japanese leader could hold talks with US President Joe Biden before returning home on September 23.
In New York, the Prime Minister will also attend a Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty meeting on Wednesday to stress the importance of abolishing nuclear weapons, which is his life’s work. He is a member of the House of Representatives elected in a district of Hiroshima, one of the two Japanese cities devastated by the American atomic bombs in August 1945, in the last days of the Second World War.
Matsuno said the visit “will be an important opportunity (for Kishida) to confirm close cooperation with the leaders of other countries at a time when the international order is shaken by events such as the invasion of Ukraine ( by Russia).”
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