Japan-France Relations

June 12, 2021
Japan-France Summit Meeting

On June 12, commencing at 6:20 p.m. (local time; June 13, 2:20 a.m. JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting the United Kingdom to attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall, held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Suga welcomed President Macron's intention to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and stated that he would like to cooperate toward the success of the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Games to be held in Paris in 2024. In response, President Macron stated that he supports the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and is looking forward to attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
  2. The two leaders shared the view to advance further cooperation between Japan and France in the fields such as advanced technologies including green technology.
  3. Prime Minister Suga welcomed France's enhanced engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, including the deployment of French vessels. He stated that he would like to continue to strengthen cooperation. In response, President Macron stated that he would like to continue to work closely with Japan in the Indo-Pacific region.
  4. The two leaders held a candid exchange of views on regional situations, including North Korea, and shared the view to continue to work together.
  5. Prime Minister Suga expressed his gratitude for the President Macron’s message on March 11, which marked a decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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