Japan-France Relations

May 8, 2017

Dear President-elect Macron,

On behalf of the Japanese Government and the Japanese people, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt congratulations on your splendid victory in the presidential election of your country.

Your election represents a symbolic victory against recent inward-looking and protectionist tendencies, and an expression of confidence in the European Union.

Japan and France are exceptional partners that share the universal values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Amid continued challenges to the international order, I hope that we will work together for the peace and prosperity of the international community.

I look forward to meeting you on the occasion of the G7 Taormina Summit.


Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan

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