Your Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
Your Excellency Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I congratulate the Government and people of Japan on the 60th anniversary of membership in the United Nations.
When Japan joined the United Nations as a peace-loving country, the decision was welcomed by the Japanese public and the entire world.
Since then, Japan has shown a strong commitment to the UN Charter and made significant contributions to the Organization’s work.