"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Press Release on Air-Hijacking

[Place] Tokyo
[Date] June 29, 1979
[Source] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
[Full text]

Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira, as chairman of the Summit meeting, Tokyo, made the following statement at the joint press conference held on June 29, 1979:

At the request of the Heads of State and Government who participated in the Summit, I, in my capacity of chairman of the meeting, am pleased to make the following statement which concerns the Declaration on Air-Hijacking issued in Bonn in July, 1978.

"The Heads of State and Government expressed their pleasure with the broad support expressed by other States for the Declaration on Hijacking made at the Bonn Summit in July 1978. They noted that procedures for the prompt implementation of the Declaration have been agreed upon and that to date enforcement measures under the Declaration have not been necessary.

They also noted with satisfaction the widespread adherence to the conventions dealing with unlawful interference with international civil aviation.

The extensive support for these conventions and the Bonn Declaration on Hijacking reflects the acceptance by the international community as a whole of the principles expressed therein."