North Korea – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida (Paris, September 12, 2016)


In the context of his discussions with several of his counterparts over the last few days, Jean-Marc Ayrault met with Fumio Kishida, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, on September 12.

The two ministers noted their convergence of views on the unacceptable nature of the North Korean nuclear test, which was strongly condemned by France and by Japan.

They expressed their shared attachment to ensuring that this new provocation will have consequences, especially at the UN Security Council. They agreed to continue to work together – in the spirit of the close partnership between France and Japan – to find the best way to ensure the international community’s unity and determination with respect to this issue.