Courtesy call on Foreign Minister Kamikawa by H.E. BROWN, Special Envoy of Foreign Minister, the Republic of Vanuatu
On February 11, commencing at 5:45 p.m. local time (2:45 p.m. JST), Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was visiting Suva, the Republic of Fiji, to attend the PALM 5th Ministerial Interim Meeting, has received a courtesy call briefly from H.E. Viranria BROWN, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade of the Republic of Vanuatu. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.
At the outset, Minister Kamikawa expressed that she would like to strengthen friendly relationship with Vanuatu, a friend linked by the Pacific Ocean and an important partner with whom Japan shares the fundamental values. Minister Kamikawa also stated that Japan shares the sense of crisis on climate change which Vanuatu attaches importance to, and would like to cooperate with Vanuatu aligned with the “2050 Strategy for Blue Pacific Continent”.
Regarding the discharge of the ALPS treated water into the sea, Minister Kamikawa, touching upon on her visit to Fukushima last December where she confirmed the safety of discharge by herself, explained that the safety is clearly identified through a series of monitorings which were undertaken with the continuous involvement of IAEA.
The two sides concurred to work even more closely toward the PALM 10 to be held this year.