Foreign Minister Machimura to Attend the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee, Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministerial Meeting, and Other Meetings
February 18, 2005
- Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit Washington, D.C., the U.S., from February 18 (Fri) to 21 (Mon) to attend the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (2+2 Meeting), Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministerial Meeting, and other meetings.
- The Committee will exchange views on such current security issues which need to be discussed between Japan and the U.S. as the recognition of the security environment, common strategic objectives, roles and missions, the strengthening of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation including the realignment of U.S. force structure in Japan, the achievements and development of Japan-U.S. security and defense cogeneration, and the stable presence of U.S. forces in Japan.
- Taking this opportunity, Mr. Machimura will have meetings with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, and Mr. Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, to exchange views on future Japan-U.S. relations as well as matters of common interest.
|February||18 (Fri)||Leave Narita
Arrive at Washington, D.C.
|19 (Sat)||Meeting with Secretary of State Rice
Attend the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee
Attend the SCC joint press conference
Meeting with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Hadley
|20 (Sun)||Leave Washington, D.C.|
|21 (Mon)||Arrive at Narita|
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