Japan-Italy Relations

July 4, 2016

On July 4, commencing at 9:15 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. The overview of the talk is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Abe conveyed his heartfelt condolences over the nine Italian nationals who lost their lives in the recent terrorist attack in Dhaka, and President Renzi also conveyed his condolences over the seven Japanese casualties.

2. The two leaders firmly condemned this atrocious and inhuman act of terrorism and shared the view that they would further deepen the international community’s cooperation on eradicating terrorism ensure the prevention of recurrence of such a tragedy.

3. Additionally, the two leaders confirmed that counterterrorism measures would be taken up as an important topic at the 11th Asia-Europe Summit Meeting (ASEM 11) that will be held in Mongolia from July 15 to 16, and that the ASEM would issue a clear message of the international community that terrorism could never be tolerated. The two leaders also shared the view that Japan and Italy would closely work together to lead international counterterrorism efforts as this year’s and next year’s G7 chairs, on the basis of the outcomes of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit (PDF)Open a New Window.

4. The two leaders also shared the view that it would be important for the G7 to continue to cooperatively lead the global economic growth, based on the agreements (PDF)Open a New Window reached at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

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