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2018 April 11 - 17 [JCP]

This week’s JCP international activities

April 11 & 14, 2018

Shii meets with Belgium ambassador

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on April 9 held talks with Belgium Ambassador to Japan Gunther Sleeuwagen at the JCP head office in Tokyo.

Asked about Japan’s political situation, Shii explained the JCP proposal to members of the Six-Party Talks regarding the North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues, which the JCP published on April 6. Shii said that as stated in the JCP proposal, what is important is to promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the building of permanent peace in Northeast Asia in an integrated and comprehensive manner.

In regard to Shii’s explanation, the ambassador said he understands well the need for “an integrated and comprehensive manner”.

Shii also talked about the JCP efforts to oppose PM Abe’s intent to revise the Constitution. Shii also said that the JCP works to utilize Article 9 for the contribution to world peace as well as to further opposition parties’ collaboration. In addition, he explained the JCP view on the EU request to Japan for the abolition of the death penalty.

Shii meets with Mongol's representative

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on April 13 visited the Mongolian Embassy in Tokyo to meet with Charge d'Affaires Dambadarjaa Batjargal.

Shii handed to the diplomat the statement he published on April 6 to call on the Six Parties to work for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Shii explained, "I came here to directly hand our request to you because as well as the six countries, Mongolia is a very important state in Northeast Asia." The ad interim ambassador said in response, "I will convey your request to the Mongolian government. The North Korea issue cannot be solved without dialogue. In this sense, we share common ground."

Then, the ambassador explained the significance and the progress of the 1992 declaration of the Mongolian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone. He said that his government ensures the peace and security of the country which is surrounded by nuclear powers and also maintains good relations with all its neighbors. He talked about the government position to work with others to build a structure of politics, security, and economic cooperation in the region.

Shii also talked about another JCP proposal, the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia.

Past related articles:
> JCP calls for efforts to denuclearize Korean Peninsula and build peace structure in integrated and phased manner [April 7, 2018]
> Shii calls for creating peaceful community in Northeast Asia [November 13, 2013]
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