Prime Minister Abe visited New York from September 26 to 30 (local time) to attend the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year marked the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. During his visit, the Prime Minister delivered an address at the Assembly for the third consecutive year, and also delivered a statement at the United Nations summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In his address, Prime Minister Abe introduced the history of Japan as a peace-loving nation and its contribution to the United Nations and to the international community after World War II, and stressed that Japan will make further international contributions under the banner of “proactive contributions to peace based on international cooperation and human security.” Moreover, he expressed his determination to realize Security Council reform in order to make the United Nations into a body appropriate for the twenty-first century, and make greater contributions toward world peace and prosperity as a permanent member state of the Security Council.
During his stay, Prime Minister Abe also attended a meeting of G4 (Japan, India, Germany and Brazil) leaders on United Nations Security Council Reform.
Visit to Jamaica
From September 30 to October 1 (local time), Prime Minister Abe visited Jamaica. This is the first visit to Jamaica by a prime minister of Japan. After attending a welcome ceremony, the prime minister took part in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor those who died in war at National Heroes Park, where he offered a wreath. Later, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Abe met with the Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica. After the meeting, Prime Minister Abe toured the Bob Marley Museum.
Inauguration of the Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet
Prime Minister Abe reshuffled the Cabinet for the first time since inaugurating the Third Abe Cabinet.
On October 7, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the list of Cabinet members. After that, the attestation ceremony for newly appointed ministers of state was held at the Imperial Palace, marking the official inauguration of the reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet.
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