Japan-Italy Relations

January 10, 2024

On January 10, commencing at 10:45 a.m. (6:45 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was visiting Stockholm, Sweden, held a telephone call with H.E. Mr. Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa expressed her gratitude for receiving words of sympathy for the affected areas and victims of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
  2. Minister Tajani outlined the priorities of Italy’s G7 Presidency this year. Minister Kamikawa stated that it is important to build on the achievements of last year’s Japan’s G7 Presidency, and that Japan will spare no effort to cooperate with Italy for the success of Italy’s G7 Presidency.
  3. The two Ministers confirmed that Japan and Italy will continue to work together on the situation surrounding the Gaza Strip.
  4. The two Ministers concurred to continue to coordinate both bilaterally and among the G7 on various issues of the international community, including the situation in Ukraine, the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” and the situation in East Asia, such as the response to North Korea, including on the nuclear and missile issues as well as the abductions issue.

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