Japan-Belgium Relations

December 5, 2022
Prime Minister Hayashi shaking hands with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

On December 5, commencing at 4:03 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a meeting with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of the Kingdom of Belgium, who is visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the visit to Japan of the Belgian Economic Mission led by Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid and expressed his hope that this visit would contribute to further strengthening economic ties between Japan and Belgium, noting that cooperation on offshore wind power, hydrogen, next-generation semiconductors and DX would be promoted during the Mission's stay in Japan. In response, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid expressed her wish to make this visit to Japan an opportunity to further develop relations between the two countries in the economic field.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida and Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid shared the view that both states would continue to strengthen the relationship, including in the economic security field, between Japan and Belgium as strategic partners that share the fundamental values.

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