Japan-EU Relations

November 1, 2014

1. On November 1, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent President of the European Commission, H.E.Mr. Jean-Claude Junker a congratulatory message on his appointment as the new President of the European Commission.

2. In the message, Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan and the European Union are global partners sharing fundamental values and principles and that Japan intends to continue to engage in further strengthening its cooperative relationship with the EU in a wide range of fields, including the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and Japan-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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