Japan-Germany Relations

April 19, 2024
Foreign Minister Kamikawa shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Baerbock
(Photo) Japan-Germany Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On April 19, commencing at 11:20 a.m. for approximately 40 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was visiting Capri, Italy, to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Ms. Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany. The overview is as follows.

At the outset, stating her pleasure at meeting with Ms. Baerbock again since last November, Minister Kamikawa welcomed the progress achieved in Japan-Germany relations, including the holding of the first Japan-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations last year and the signing of the Japan-Germany ACSA in January of this year. The two ministers confirmed that they will work closely to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, including in the field of WPS (Women, Peace and Security).

Minister Kamikawa, stating that the security of Europe and the Atlantic is inseparable from that of the Indo-Pacific, welcomed Germany's efforts to strengthen its involvement in the region. The two ministers confirmed that they will work together to facilitate bilateral cooperation in the field of foreign policy and security, by utilizing the framework of “2+2”.

The two ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East, and East Asia and confirmed that the two countries will continue to work closely together.

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