Working Dinner between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and
Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO

November 7, 2018
Japanese

  • Working Dinner between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO
  • Working Dinner between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO
  • Working Dinner between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO

 On November 7, commencing at around 7:10 p.m. for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a working dinner with Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), who is visiting Japan. The overview is as follows.

    1.  Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, stated that, given unprecedented challenges surrounding international trade, it is imperative to uphold and promote free, open, and rules-based trade in the world, and the true value of the multilateral trading system is tested. Mr. Taro Kono also stated that Japan was determined to play a leading role in the multilateral trading system through its efforts addressing reform of the WTO, in close cooperation with the WTO.
    2.  In response, concerning the current situation surrounding world trade, Director-General Azevêdo expressed his appreciation for the role that Japan has been playing in upholding and enhancing the multilateral trading system. Director-General Azevêdo also stated that the WTO will further intensify cooperation with Japan.