Vigilant Surveillance Activity by French Vessels for Illegal Sea Activities

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “settlement” of North Korean-flagged vessels banned by UN Security Council resolutions, France dispatched a naval frigate “Vandemiere” to monitor and alert in the waters around Japan including the East China Sea. The we. We have cooperated with the Maritime Self-Defense Force to share information, etc. from the perspective of enhancing the effectiveness of the UN Security Council resolution.

As Japan, the international community unitedly decided on the UN Security Council resolution to achieve North Korea’s complete, verifiable and irreversible destruction of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles of any range. We believe that we need to fully implement, and we welcome and appreciate the implementation of surveillance and surveillance activities by France that contribute to this. Japan will continue to work closely with all relevant countries to implement the efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the UN Security Council resolution.