Japan-Italy Foreign Ministers’ Informal Talks
On November 8, commencing at 2:00 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held informal talks 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, on the margins of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Tokyo. The overview of the talks is as follows.
- Minister Tajani praised Japan’s initiatives as the G7 Presidency and the chairmanship of Minister Kamikawa during this G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. He also stated that Italy would like to take over the achievements of Japan’s Presidency. In response, Minister Kamikawa expressed her appreciation for Minister Tajani’s contribution to the discussions at the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and stated that Japan would continue to work vigorously in the remaining two months of the Presidency on its own responsibility, so that the G7 can well collaborate to address the various issues of the present time. She also stated that Japan, which holds the G7 Presidency this year, would like to cooperate with Italy, which will hold the G7 Presidency next year, and the two ministers affirmed that they would carry out the transfer of the G7 Presidency at various levels.
- The two ministers exchanged views on pressing international issues, including the situation in the Middle East, and concurred to carry on their close cooperation through bilateral channels and the G7 framework. They also concurred to continue cooperating on Africa with a view to foster the stabilization of this Continent.