H.S.H. Prince Albert II supports Japan wish to seat as a non permanent member to the UN Security Council.

In the morning of April 23rd, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and members of His Cabinet met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. After sharing his thoughts about the discussions on UN Security Council reform which would allow Japan to become a permanent member, the Japanese Prime Minister indicated that, at the beginning, Japan would like to have a seat as a non permanent member.

He asked the Principality’s support on that issue. H.S.H Prince Albert II expressed the support of the Principality to Japan request for sitting as a non permanent member stressing that this country could bring a new dimension to the Council with regards to its reform. The Prime Minister welcomed the H.S.H. Prince Albert’s engagement in the defence of the environment and congratulated Him for the organisation of the 2008 UNEP Board of Directors meeting (United Nations Environment Programme). Prince Albert II was received at The Imperial Palace for a lunch with Their Imperial Highnesses, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan. This afternoon, H.S.H. Prince Albert II inaugurated, with strong emotion, the exhibition dedicated to Princess Grace. This travelling exhibition, in eight cities, was a great success and had already welcomed around 400 000 visitors. The day ended with a gala dinner, dedicated to Sustainable Development and Environment Protection, where different personalities from the economic financial, tourist and the media world were present

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