Japan-France Relations

July 10, 2018

 On July 10, commencing at around 10:05 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

  1.  At the beginng, Prime Minister Abe explained that he had to postpone his scheduled visit to France in order to devote his utmost efforts to rescue and relief work, and the emergency response, to the major damage that continues to occur over a wide area caused by the record-breaking heavy rain since June 5.
  2.  In response, President Macron stated that he fully understood the situation facing Prime Minister Abe and Japan, and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the victims of the disaster.
  3.  The two leaders affirmed that they would continue to work closely together on various issues, in light of the fact that Japan and France will hold respectively the G20 and the G7 chairs, in 2019.

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