Japan-United Kingdom Relations

May 11, 2015

On May 11, commencing at shortly after 4:20 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a Japan-U.K. summit telephone talk with the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following the U.K.’s general election of members of the House of Commons on May 7 (U.K. time). The overview is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Abe extended his congratulations on the Conservative Party’s victory in the general election. He also stated that he intends to make efforts to further advance Japan-U.K. relations, together to tackle the challenges facing the international community while continuing to cooperate closely with Prime Minister Cameron.

2. In response, Prime Minister Cameron expressed his gratitude for the congratulatory telephone call, and said he hopes to continue to work cooperatively on strengthening Japan-U.K. relations.

3. The two leaders shared the view that next month’s G7 Summit will be a good opportunity to discuss global issues, including climate change, and regional situation, and to conduct frank exchanges of views among leaders.

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