Japan-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On December 11, commencing at 7:10 pm (local time; 4:10 am on December 12, Japan time) for 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting the United Kingdom to attend the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers Meeting, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, the two ministers expressed that they were delighted to have the opportunity to meet each other in person for the first time. The two ministers also shared the view to advance further cooperation on the concrete aspects of the six priority areas of cooperation toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
- The two ministers exchanged their views on regional affairs, including China and North Korea.
- The two ministers exchanged their views on nuclear disarmament and non- proliferation, and shared the view to cooperate for a meaningful outcome at the 10th NPT Review Conference next January.
- Additionally, the two ministers discussed the international order in the Indo-Pacific region, including the CPTPP, from a strategic viewpoint, and shared the view on the importance of maintaining the high standard of the CPTPP.