Japan-Ukraine Relations

April 18, 2024
Ms. KAMIKAWA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, is talking with Mr. Dmytro KULEBA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

On April 18, commencing at 8:45 a.m. local time (same day, 3:45 p.m. JST) for approximately 25 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Dmytro KULEBA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine during her visit to Capri, Italy to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that she was pleased to hold this meeting following their call on April 8, and she expressed her sincere respect for the courage and perseverance of the people of Ukraine despite the continuing harsh situation. She then emphasized that Japan would continue to demonstrate at every opportunity that our unity in support for Ukraine is unwavering, mentioning that Ukraine has also been a key thematic area in Prime Minister Kishida's visit to the United States last week and at the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting. In response, Minister Kuleba stated that he was pleased to see Minister Kamikawa again and that he would like to discuss cooperation with Japan, including at the occasion of the G7.
  2. Minister Kamikawa also stated that, on assistance for the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine, Japan would like to steadily implement the outcomes of the Japan-Ukraine Conference for the Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction held in Tokyo in February. Minister Kuleba once again expressed his deep appreciation for the support Japan has made so far. In addition, Minister Kuleba briefed on current situation and the two ministers concurred that they would continue to work closely together.

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