Japan-EU Relations

Tenth Round of Negotiations on Japan-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)

October 19, 2015

  1. The tenth round of negotiations on Japan-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) was held in Tokyo from October 14 to 15.
  2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Deputy Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau and other representatives, and on the EU side, Mr. Ugo Astuto, Acting Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service and other representatives.
  3. At the meeting, further progress was made in some areas of co-operation and the two sides discussed the overall content of the Agreement.
  4. The next round of negotiations is scheduled to take place in Brussels.