Japan-Georgia Relations

April 7, 2022
Minister Hayashi who shakes hands with Minister DARCHIASHVILI
A commemorative photo before Japan-Georgia Foreign Ministers' Meeting
The state of Japan-Georgia Foreign Ministers' Meeting

On April 7, commencing at 5:10 p.m. (local time; April 8, 12:10 a.m. JST) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was visiting Belgium to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers' Meeting and G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Ilia DARCHIASHVILI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. An overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi congratulated Foreign Minister Darchiashvili on his appointment to office. He stated that Georgia, with whom Japan shares fundamental values, is an important partner in building a free and open international order based on the rule of law. Minister Hayashi expressed his willingness to further develop bilateral relations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.
  2. The two ministers recognized that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a serious situation that shakes the foundation of the entire international order, not just for Europe but for Asia as well. The two ministers affirmed the importance of a united and resolute response by the international community.
  3. Minister Hayashi stated that Japan consistently supports Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and Foreign Minister Darchiashvili expressed his gratitude for Japan’s strong support.
  4. The two ministers shared the view to develop bilateral relations across a wide range of areas, including the economy, and to strengthen cooperation in the international arena.

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