Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

June 22, 2009
Japanese

  1. On June 25 (Thu) and June 26 (Fri), Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting to be held in Paris and the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting to be held in Trieste.
     
  2. The main theme of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting is “The Crisis and Beyond: building a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.” There, non-member countries as well will participate in discussions regarding the OECD Strategic Orientations, The Road to Recovery, The Role of the OECD in Global Policy Cooperation, Green Growth, Keeping Markets Open for Trade and Investment, and other issues.
     
  3. At the G8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Ministers are expected to discuss important diplomatic issues that the international community is facing; such as North Korea,  disarmament and non-proliferation, piracy, Middle East, and Iran. G8 outreach meetings on the subject of Afghanistan and Pakistan will also be held with Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and other concerned countries. Minister Nakasone is also scheduled to take this opportunity to hold bilateral discussions with various countries.

(Reference)  Minister Nakasone’s schedule (proposal)

24 (Wed)    Depart from Narita
25 (Thu)    Attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in the morning and the G8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
26 (Fri)    Attend the G8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, G8 and Afghanistan/Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the Outreach Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan
28 (Sun)    Arrive at Narita

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