Japan-Germany Relations

March 15, 2018

On March 15, commencing at 6:20 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Abe extended his congratulations on the inauguration of a new government, and said that he is looking forward to continuing to work with Chancellor Merkel. In response, Chancellor Merkel expressed her gratitude to Prime Minister Abe for his congratulatory words.

2. The two leaders affirmed their continued close cooperation on various issues facing the international community, including North Korea.

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