Japan-Kazakhstan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On September 20th, commencing at 5:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m., September 21st, Japan time), for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Murat NURTLEU, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- Foreign Minister Kamikawa conveyed that Kazakhstan is a strategic partner in maintaining and strengthening the free and open international order based on the rule of law, and she would like to deepen cooperative relationship with Kazakhstan for the sustainable development in the fields of regional connectivity and energy transition. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nurtleu congratulated the inauguration of Minister Kamikawa and stated that he would like to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in all fields including political relations and trade, investment and economic relations.
- Both sides shared the view that it is meaningful to hold the Summit of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue at a suitable time next year and confirmed that Kazakhstan, the current Chair of the Dialogue, and Japan cooperate for coordinating with other related countries.
- Both sides discussed the situation surrounding Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and the situation in East Asia including North Korea. Minister Kamikawa explained that Japan initiated the discharge of ALPS treated water with the involvement of the IAEA and analytical institutions of the third countries and continues to share the results of monitoring in a highly transparent manner. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nurtleu showed understanding of Japan’s response.