Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to attend the Second Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

September 25, 2009
Japanese

  1. If circumstances allow, Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will attend the Second Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting to be held on October 3 (Sat) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He is scheduled to visit Cambodia from October 2 (Fri) to October 4 (Sun). In addition to Japan, the five countries of the Mekong Region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) will also be participating in the meeting.
     
  2. Japan has been assisting the Mekong Region development and has been strengthening its relations with the Mekong Region countries from the perspective of redressing the existing intra-regional disparities, thereby promoting the ASEAN integration. The year 2009 is “Mekong-Japan Exchange Year,” in which the exchange between Japan and the Mekong Region countries is promoted in various fields.
     
  3. In the upcoming Meeting, an exchange of opinions regarding the strengthening of Mekong-Japan relations is scheduled to take place. Taking this opportunity, Minister Okada also plans to hold bilateral meetings with other foreign ministers participating in the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

(Reference) Minister Okada’s Schedule

October 2 (Fri)  Afternoon : Depart Narita (by way of Incheon)

        Evening : Arrive at Siem Reap

October 3 (Sat)  Morning : Attend the Second Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

        Noon : Luncheon held by Mr. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia

        Afternoon : Bilateral Meetings and other Meetings

        Evening : Depart Siem Reap (by way of Bangkok)

October 4 (Sun) Morning : Arrive at Chubu

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