Press Conference by Press Secretary

February 1999

February 26

  1. Japan's pledge of assistance at the Third Consultative Group Meeting for Cambodia in Japan
  2. Emergency aid for the people of Iraq extended by the Government of Japan
  3. Joint Press Statement issued on the occasion of the Official Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Roberto Robaina Gonzalez of Cuba to Japan
  4. The 27 February to 9 March visit of State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura to the Middle East
  5. Bilateral relations between the Republic of Cuba and Japan
  6. The possibility of a visit to Japan by President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation
  7. Economic assistance extended to the Russian Federation by the Government of Japan
  8. Status of the Pacific Swan, carrying radioactive waste, bound for Japan from France

February 23

  1. Visit of Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation to Japan from 20 to 23 February
  2. Summit meeting between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee of the Republic of India and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  3. View of the Government of Japan on the Summit meeting between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee of the Republic of India and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  4. Visit of President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the Republic of Yemen to Japan from 14 to 17 March
  5. View of the Government of Japan on the visit of Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation to Japan

February 19

  1. Simplification of format of application form for foreign press identification cards from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign Press Center
  2. Holding of the Second Joint Committee on the Joint Production of Visual Materials for the Co-hosting of Korea-Japan the 2002 FIFA World Cup
  3. Visit of Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation to Japan from 20 to 23 February
  4. Visit of Foreign Relations Minister Roberto Robaina Gonzalez of the Republic of Cuba to Japan from 22 to 27 February
  5. Visit of President Eduard Shevardnadze of the Republic of Georgia to Japan from 4 to 8 March
  6. Meeting of the Consultative Group on Cambodia in Tokyo from 25 to 26 February
  7. Trade and investment relations between Japan and the Republic of India

February 16

  1. Visit of Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation to Japan from 20 to 23 February
  2. Visit of Foreign Relations Minister Roberto Robaina Gonzalez of the Republic of Cuba to Japan from 22 to 27 February
  3. Visit of President Didier Opertti of the Fifty-Third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations to Japan from 22 to 27 February
  4. Visit of President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the Republic of Yemen to Japan from 14 to 17 March
  5. Reports of the establishment of a free trade zone including Japan and the Republic of Korea

February 12

  1. Attendance of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi at the state funeral of the late King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  2. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Republic of Korea
  3. Japan-Republic of Korea bilateral relations
  4. Prospect of further missile tests by North Korea
  5. Provision of diesel power plants by Japan to the Northern Territories
  6. Result of the Group of Eight (G8)+ Task Force meeting
  7. Cooperation from Japan in combating illegal drugs

February 9

  1. Attendance of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi at the state funeral of the late King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  2. Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Republic of Korea
  3. Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) to assist the Palestinian people
  4. Scheduling of the visit of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess to attend the state funeral of the late King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  5. Meetings between Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and world leaders on the periphery of the state funeral of the late King Hussein bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  6. Status of bilateral aid from Japan to the Republic of India
  7. Ninth Japan-Pakistan Joint Commission Meeting

February 5

  1. Third Meeting of the Senior Officials Task Force on the nuclear tests by the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  2. Emergency aid from Japan to the Republic of Colombia for earthquake disaster relief
  3. Reported assistance from Japan to the Republic of Indonesia under the new Miyazawa Initiative
  4. National elections in the Republic of Indonesia
  5. Trade talks between Japan and the Republic of India

February 2

  1. On the Kosovo situation
  2. Meeting in Tokyo on 25 and 26 February of the Consultative Group on Cambodia
  3. Meeting in Tokyo on 11 February of the Senior Officials task force on nuclear tests by the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  4. Result of meeting between the Government of the United States of America and the Republic of India on the status of sanctions against the Republic of India

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