Japan-EU Relations

December 8, 2017

On December 8, commencing at 7:22 p.m. for approximately five minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows. Following this telephone talk, a joint statement on the Japan-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (English (PDF)Open a New Window / Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window) was issued.

1. They confirmed the finalisation of negotiations on the Japan-EU EPA (PDF)Open a New Window after the five months of work following The agreement in principle on July 6 this year.

2. They confirmed that they will continue their collaboration for an early signing and entry into force of the Japan-EU EPA.

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