Japan-EU Relations

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

December 16, 2016

  1. The twelfth round of negotiations on Japan-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) was held in Tokyo on December 15 and 16.
  2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Mr. Manabu Miyagawa, Deputy Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, and other representatives, and on the EU side, Mr. Julian Wilson, Deputy Managing Director for Asia (Acting), European External Action Service, and other representatives.
  3. At the meeting, further progress was made in the discussions on some areas of cooperation.
  4. The timing of the next round of negotiations is to be decided.