Fm Hayashi To Stress Importance Of Intl. Order At Unsc Debate

FM Hayashi to stress importance of intl. order at UNSC debate

The Japanese government plans to hold an open debate on the rule of law at the UN headquarters in New York next month.

Japan will serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years starting in 2023. The country will chair the Council in January.

Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa is to chair the debate. He plans to stress the importance of maintaining the international order, with an eye on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's increasing maritime activities.

Japanese officials are also making arrangements for Hayashi to visit Brazil and Mexico for talks with his counterparts in those nations. Hayashi apparently wants to strengthen ties with Latin America, where China is exerting increasing influence.

Japanese officials are also working to arrange a meeting between the foreign and defense ministers of Japan and the United States. The "two-plus-two" talks may take place during Hayashi's upcoming visit to the US.

The Japanese government is set to revise the national security strategy and two other security documents by the year-end.