United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Japan’s Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa at the United Nations Headquarters, New York
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa of Japan. The Ambassador congratulated Japan on its 12th term as a member of the UN Security Council and for the success of its first signature event on the Rule of Law as part of its Presidency of the Council during the month of January. Both officials reaffirmed the strength of our countries’ alliance and close partnership on and off the Security Council built on shared values, including maintaining international peace and security and protecting and promoting human rights and democracy. The Ambassador and Foreign Minister also discussed efforts to address numerous global challenges, including the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s dangerous and escalatory actions in the region, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and UN Security Council reform.