The 1st Japan-Baltic Cooperation Dialogue
- On 27 September (same day local time), the 1st Japan-Baltic Cooperation Dialogue was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the format of a meeting from 9:00 a.m. for approximately two hours and a half, and a working lunch from 0:00 p.m. for approximately one hour and a half.
- This dialogue was attended Mr. Mitsunari Okamoto, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Neris Germanas, Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Andris Pelss, Latvia’s State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Rainer Saks, Estonia’s Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They exchanged their views on various issues including the direction of the future cooperation between Japan and the Baltic countries.
- After the meeting, four representatives issued the Join Press Release.
(Reference) The “Japan-Baltic Cooperation Dialogue”
The “Japan-Baltic Cooperation Dialogue” was established by the leaders of Japan and the Baltic countries in order to further promote Japan-Baltic cooperation in a wide range of areas when Prime Minister Abe visited the countries in January 2018 for the first time as Prime Minister of Japan.