Japan-Ukraine Relations

January 7, 2024
Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamikawa speaks at the ceremony
Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamikawa on the left and Minister of Energy of Ukraine Galushchenko on the right

On January 7, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during her visit to Ukraine, attended the ceremony for supporting transportation of seven autotransformers through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the provision of five gas turbine generators (including those made by Japanese companies) through UNDP and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). These projects provide support to the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine through Japan's ODA projects. An overview of the ceremony is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that with the impact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine on the lives of citizens, it is increasingly important to provide winterization assistance to protect the lives of the people of Ukraine, and that Japan would continue to make every effort to provide such assistance.
  2. In response, H.E. Mr. German Galushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine, expressed his deep gratitude for Japan's support, including the provision of large-scale power generators.
  3. The assistance will contribute to the recovery and reinforcement of electricity and heating supplies by providing support to the damaged energy infrastructure facilities, helping the people of Ukraine to overcome the winter. It is expected to benefit more than 5 million people.

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