Japan-Nauru Relations

July 1, 2021
Japan- Nauru Leaders Video Teleconference Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

On July 1, commencing at 11:20 a.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, held a Japan- Nauru leaders video teleconference meeting with H.E. Mr. Lionel Rouwen AINGIMEA, President of the Republic of Nauru. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Suga stated that Pacific Island countries such as Nauru are important partners to Japan, and that he would like to strengthen relations between the two countries. He also stated that he would like to continue working closely with President Aingimea toward a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific."
  2. Prime Minister Suga expressed his intention to continue supporting Nauru with measures against COVID-19 and to give an assistance to contribute to solutions to environmental challenges in Nauru.
  3. In response, President Aingimea expressed his gratitude for Japan's long-standing support. Both sides concurred on cooperating toward the success of the 9th Pacific Islands Leaders’ Meeting.
  4. Prime Minister Suga requested cooperation for the stable operation of Japanese fishing vessels. The two leaders also exchanged views on regional issues, including the response to North Korea. Prime Minister Suga requested understanding and cooperation for the abduction issue, and received support from President Aingimea.
  5. Prime Minister Suga stated that Japan was taking all possible infection control measures in preparation for hosting the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in a safe and secure manner. The two leaders concurred to pursue cooperation for the Games.

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