Japan-United Kingdom Relations

April 15, 2015

On Wednesday April 15, commencing at around 11:50 a.m. local time (around 6:50 p.m. Japanese time) for slightly more than 20 minutes, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was visiting Lubeck, Germany to attend the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held Foreign Ministers’ meeting with Mr. Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom. The overview is as follows.

1. The two ministers shared the view that the Japan-UK Foreign and Defence Ministers’ Meeting(2+2) and the Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue held in January this year were extremely significant, and confirmed the importance of Japan and the UK continuing to cooperate in order to address various issues.

2. Also, based on the previous discussions at the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, they exchanged views on the situation in Asia and on other issues.

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