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2017 July 26 - August 1 [JCP]

This week’s JCP international activity

July 27, 2017
Ogata meets with French Communist Party top officials

Japanese Communist Party Vice Chair Ogata Yasuo, International Commission Chair, on July 25 in Paris met with French Communist Party (PCF) National Council Chairperson Isabelle de Almeida and International Relations of the National Coordination Head Lydia Samarbakhsh.

The PCF officials said that the adoption of the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty in July was a major step forward toward world peace and nuclear disarmament. They praised the JCP for taking part in the UN Conference on the treaty and contributing to its success, and expressed their determination to pressure the French government to join the antinuke treaty.

Ogata noted that the heads of the JCP and PCF resolved to jointly work for a world free from nuclear weapons at a meeting held in Tokyo two years ago. Ogata pointed out that France, which is a nuclear weapon state, along with the U.S. and U.K. issued a statement opposing the N-ban treaty and that Japan keeps refusing to support the treaty despite its unique position as the only A-bombed country in the world. He stressed that each communist party needs to call on each government to change its negative attitude.

Ogata and the PCF officials said that they will cooperate to have the legal ban on nuclear weapons fully implemented.

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