Meeting between Prime Minister Kishida and H.E. Mr. Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, President of the Republic of Iceland
December 3, 2022
(Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)
On December 3, commencing at 9:45 a.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, met with H.E. Mr. Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, President of the Republic of Iceland, who is visiting Japan to give a keynote speech at the World Assembly for Women (WAW! 2022). An overview of the meeting is as follows:
- Prime Minister Kishida welcomed President Johannesson's visit to Japan and stated that Japan would like to further strengthen the bilateral relations with Iceland. In response, President Johannesson stated that it was an honor to give a keynote speech at the WAW! 2022, and that he would like to take the opportunity of his visit to Japan to further develop the bilateral relations.
- Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan would like to continue close cooperation on the Arctic issues, the sustainable use of marine living resources and others. In response, President Johannesson stated that he welcomed the development of dialogues with Japan in various fields, and that he would like to further enhance the bilateral cooperation on various global issues. Prime Minister Kishida and President Johannesson also exchanged the views on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the situation in East Asia, and they confirmed that the two countries would work together to maintain the international order based on the rule of law.