The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, had a telephone conversation with Japanese Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida. During the conversation, Minister Kishida expressed great concern for the unprecedented frequency of North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launches, also towards Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Mr. Kishida called to the international community to give a strong, cohesive response. Mr. Gentiloni reiterated his firm condemnation of nuclear tests and the launching of missiles, both of which represent a serious violation of UN Resolutions and constitute a threat to regional and global peace and security. Mr. Gentiloni also confirmed Italy’s commitment to give an adequate response at all levels, including at the G7 and in the United Nations Security Council, of which it will be part as of January 1st of next year.