Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to Attend the Trilateral Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea

May 6, 2010
Japanese

  1. The Trilateral Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea will be held on May 15 (Sat) and 16 (Sun) in Gyeongju, the Republic of Korea. Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, is scheduled to attend the Meeting pending approval from the National Diet.

  2. This Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is to be held following the Meeting which took place in Tokyo in June 2008, where it was agreed to hold Foreign Ministers’ Meetings hereafter in each of the three countries in turn. Mr. Yu Myung-hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea, will chair this Meeting and Dr. Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, is also scheduled to attend.

  3. This Meeting will include preparations towards the Third Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit Meeting to be held this year in Korea. An trilateral exchange of opinions pertaining to regional and international affairs, such as the Six-Party Talks and climate change, will also  be conducted.

  4. In light of this opportunity, Minister Okada will also hold an additional exchange of opinions with the other Ministers pertaining to topics such as bilateral relations and regional affairs.
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