Attendance by Foreign Minister Matsumoto at the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers' Meetings

July 19, 2011

  1. From Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday July 23, Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeaki Matsumoto will visit Bali, Indonesia to attend a number of ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers' Meetings: the ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the ASEAN-Japan Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers' Consultation, the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting.
    These events will focus on the way of regional cooperation concerning ASEAN and discussion of regional and international issues. Foreign Minister Matsumoto intends to assertively express Japan's beliefs and confirm our cooperation with the participating countries.

  2. There are also some bilateral meetings planned with Australia and with the Republic of Korea (ROK), and a trilateral meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the United States and the ROK.

«Reference: Minister Matsumoto's Schedule»

Wednesday, July 20, p.m. Arrive at Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Thursday, July 21, a.m. Attend the ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers' Meeting and ASEAN-Japan Foreign Ministers' Meeting
    p.m. Attend the Japan-Australia and the Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers' Meetings
Friday, July 22, p.m. Attend the EAS Foreign Ministers' Consultation and the Friends of Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting
Saturday, July 23. a.m./p.m. Attend the ARF Ministerial Meeting, Japan-US-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting, and Japan-ROK Foreign Ministers' Meeting
    evening Depart from Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia







    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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