Japan-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
June 29, 2019
On June 29, commencing at around 10:45 a.m. for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a Japan-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, during her visit to Japan for the G20 Osaka Summit. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the beginning, Minister Kono welcomed Minister Freeland for her visit to Japan and expressed his gratitude for Canada’s cooperation towards the success of the G20 Osaka Summit. He also said that the two countries had made a great progress through Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Canada in April, when the two leaders shared the view on strengthening the bilateral strategic partnership under the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and expressed that he would like to continue to cooperate in both areas of economy and security.
- In response, Minister Freeland said that she highly values the arrangement of the G20 Osaka Summit made by Japan as the Chair, that Canada would cooperate for the success of the Summit, and that it would continue to cooperate with Japan in various fields.
- Additionally, the two Ministers exchanged views on WTO reform and regional economy, as well as international situations including China, North Korea, and the Middle East.