4 August 1999


Press Release
SG/SM/7088
DC/2657



SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES RECOMMENDATIONS OF TOKYO FORUM FOR NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT

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This is the text of a statement today by the Spokesman for Secretary- General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General was pleased to receive a copy of the report of the Tokyo Forum for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He commended the timely initiative of the Government of Japan in assembling a group of eminent international personalities to address the urgent issues of nuclear disarmament and nuclear proliferation under the aegis of the Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Hiroshima Peace Institute. The Secretary-General welcomes the recommendations contained in the report and hopes the international community will study them with a view to reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons in the world.

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