Japan-Germany Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On September 21, commencing at 8:45 a.m. (local time) for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, held his first foreign ministers’ meeting with H.E. Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. North Korea
(2) Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Gabriel statedthat Germany isencouraging China and Russia, and the European Union (EU) is also taking sanction measures against North Korea.
(3) The two ministers shared the view that they will continue to cooperate closely, including in responses at the UN Security Council (UNSC).