Japan regrets that the final document of the NPT Conference was not adopted

Fumio Kishida. Archive photo

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed “extreme regret” due to the fact that “because of the objections of one country” was not adopted a final document of the Review conference of the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT).

Informed of the NPT Review conference failed to reach consensus on the outcome document. Deputy Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control of the MFA of the Russian Federation Igor Vishnevetsky said that the Russian Federation has proposed to modify the five points of the document to bring them in line with the urgent agenda relating to the review process of the NPT, to clear them from the political perspective. However, the desire of the Russian delegation to “work not found response”. As stated at the briefing, the President of the conference Gustavo Zlauvinen, Russia demanded amendments to paragraphs of the final document of the Review conference of the NPT, which concerned the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the Budapest Memorandum.

“Who was in new York for the holding of the Review conference of the NPT representatives of the foreign Ministry reported me the details. Because of the protests of one country, Russia, failed to achieve results through the adoption of the outcome document,” said Kishida during an online press conference on Saturday.

According to him, the situation with the military conflict in Ukraine, “shaking the foundations of the world order” and unacceptable. “In addition to this, it is because of the objections of one country, Russia, was not consensus, is extremely regrettable. On the other hand, the fact that consensus was not due to the opposition just Russia, is proof that many countries share the understanding that the preservation and strengthening of the NPT is to the benefit of the world community as a whole,” said Kishida.

Vishnevetsky has previously said that it does not agree with the fact that only one of the Russian delegation were objections to the text – they had other delegations, and if these delegations took the floor, “that these objections would have sounded”.