Tokyo, July 21: On Thursday,1 British Foreign Secretary Bois Johnson arrived in Japan. During this visit, it was predicted North Korea's missile threat and Brexit is likely to top the agenda. Making the prediction true, Johnson in his speech termed North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test as a "reckless provocation". He urged China to take an important role to solve the issue.
Johnson had a strategic dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. After the dialogue, they had a joint press conference. "Two weeks ago, we saw the test of an ICBM. Unquestionably, an ICBM landed in the Sea of Japan," the former London mayor told.
"We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions and that must include China using its influence to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table," Johnson added.
As Japan Foreign Minister stated, Britain will cooperate Japan to tackle the challenges put by North Korea. Along with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, China's over activity in the South and East China seas will also be handled carefully.
Johnson was one of the faces who aggressively campaigned for Brexit in last year. As Japan has bilateral and trade relations with Britan, Johnson promised to take necessary measures to minimize the negative impact on Japanese companies.