EOV by H.E. Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, at the Security Council on the Adoption of FTF Resolution
December 21, 2017
I would like to express my gratitude to the United States for its leadership in creating this important and timely resolution addressing foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), in particular returning and relocating FTFs. Japan is pleased to have co-sponsored this resolution.
Resolution 2396 will promote the use of Advance Passenger Information (API), Passenger Name Record (PNR), and biometric data. It also will promote connection of INTERPOL databases to airports and border checkpoints. Sharing data not only among countries, but also among agencies within each country, will strengthen our collective ability to address FTFs.
I stress the importance of moving from adoption to implementation. Japan is always ready to work closely with other countries to enhance their capacities. We must unite against FTFs, including returning and relocating FTFs, by implementing this resolution.