Japan-Romania Relations

Japan-Romania Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

December 15, 2018

  • Japan-Romania Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 1
  • Japan-Romania Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 2

On December 15 (Saturday), commencing at 1:50 p.m. (local time; 7:50 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, during his visit to Qatar. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. Minister Kono and Minister Melescanu shared the view that they work together towards the establishment of a bilateral strategic partnership, as part of the follow-up of the visit to Romania by Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, in January 2018.

2. In addition, the two ministers affirmed that Japan and Romania will reinforce their cooperation in the context of Japan-EU relations, as Romania will assume the EU Presidency in the first half of 2019.