Japan-EU Relations

March 31, 2023

On March 31, commencing at 6:35 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone meeting with H.E. Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. The two leaders exchanged views on the regional situation such as Ukraine and Indo-Pacific and agreed to continue close communication between Japan and the EU.
  2. President von der Leyen praised Prime Minister Kishida's recent visit to Ukraine as necessary and important, stating that it sent a strong message not only to Ukraine but also to the international community.

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