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EU and Japan hold dialogue on non-proliferation and disarmament

EU News 47/2015

27 February 2015

Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for non-proliferation and disarmament at the European External Action Service Jacek Bylica visited Tokyo for the European Union (EU) – Japan Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Dialogue. During his visit, he also spoke at an international symposium on space issues and met with a number of key Japanese interlocutors.

The bilateral dialogue was held on 25 February, with the Japanese side headed by Takeshi Hikihara, Director-General of the Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. EEAS Special Envoy Bylica welcomed the opportunity to hold an in-depth discussion with Japan ahead of this year's Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which is the cornerstone of the global non-proliferation regime.

During his visit, Mr Bylica also held meetings with Taro Kono, chairman of the Parliamentary League on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Takeo Kawamura, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's Special Committee on Space and Ocean Development and Masayoshi Hamada, chairman of the Komeito Council for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and state minister for reconstruction.

Mr Bylica also spoke about the EU initiative for an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities at the International Symposium on Sustainable Space Development and Space Situational Awareness, which was co-organised by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Japan Space Forum.


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