Courtesy Call on Mr. Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, by Prime Minister Abe
April 30, 2014
(Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
(Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
- On April 30 (local time), commencing at 2:00 p.m. for approximately one hour, Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- At the beginning, Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan and Germany share basic values and are partners that deal with global issues together and therefore he would like to continue cooperation with Germany.
- In response, President Gauck welcomed Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Europe and stated that he would like to cooperate with him to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries that share the same basic values.
- In response to questions from President Gauck, Prime Minister Abe gave detailed explanations on the current condition of Japanese economy and policies of the Government of Japan.
- Moreover, Prime Minister Abe and President Gauck exchanged opinions on regional situations such as East Asia and shared their views on enhancing Japan-Germany cooperation in their diplomatic policies for such regions.
- President Gauck stated that he had not visited Japan before and therefore he would very much like to visit Japan and Prime Minister Abe welcomed this.