Ambassador Hatano (then serving as Japan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations) informs the Foreign Minister of the results of the talks between Prime Minister Hosokawa and President Clinton held on September 27, 1993. Summaries of the different aspects of the talks were sent in several subsequent cables.
September 28, 1993
Cable No. 5520, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 7)'
Number: [TN: blacked out]
Primary: North American Affairs Bureau Director-General
Sent: United Nations, September 28, 1993, [TN: time blacked out]
Received: MOFA, September28, 1993, [TN: time blacked out]
To: The Foreign Minister
From: Ambassador Hatano
Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 7)
No. 5520 Secret Top Urgent
Outgoing Cable No. 5513 Separate Telegram 7: Uruguay Round (UR)
(Prime Minister) Lastly, I would like to say something about the importance of the UR. I believe that, for the sake of the global economy, each country must by all means make efforts for the success of the UR by the end of the year. Concerning our country’s issues, there are such difficult issues as rice and there are also arguments. There are issues in agriculture on both sides, but I would like to work to make the UR succeed.
(President) I also believe strongly that about this issue. [TN: part of statement blacked out] The United States wants the GATT to succeed. I personally am a believer in the GATT. I do not want to see the world economy break up into economic blocs due to the failure of the UR. [TN: part of section blacked out] I would like to go forward in promoting the coordination of policy with Japan.
Passed to all [Japanese] diplomatic missions in the United States (except for Agana and Detroit), Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, Mission of Japan to the European Communities, and Delegation of Japan to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. (End)
Hosokawa and Clinton express hope for the successful conclusion of the Uruguay Round.
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