Japan-Germany Relations

April 17, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Baerbock
(Photo) Japan-Germany Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On April 17, commencing at 5:50 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a Japan-Germany Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Ms. Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, who is visiting Japan to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano. The overview of the meetings is as follows.

  1. Opening Remarks/ Bilateral Relations
    Minister Hayashi welcomed Minister Baerbock's visit to Japan following her visit in March, and stated that the Inter-Governmental Consultations held in Tokyo in March achieved important results in further expanding and deepening cooperation between Germany and Japan, which share fundamental values. Minister Hayashi expressed his appreciation for her contribution to the discussions. Minister Baerbock expressed her appreciation for his efforts in hosting the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
  2. Regional affairs and cooperation in the international arena
  1. The two ministers exchanged views concerning the situation in East Asia, and concurred to continue to coordinate closely in addressingissues related to China, and in responding to North Korea.
  2. Minister Hayashi reiterated Japan’s request for Germany’s cooperation in the early lifting of EU’s import measures on Japanese food products.

  1. Both ministers confirmed close cooperation towards the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May.

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