Foreign Minister Hayashi attends Reception in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Israel
On November 22, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, attended the reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Gilad Cohen, Ambassador of Israel to Japan, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Israel and delivered a congratulatory address. The overview is as follows.
- Minister Hayashi expressed his congratulations on the 70th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between the two countries and the 74th Independence Day of the State of Israel, and stated that Japan and Israel have maintained a close and cordial relationship despite the geographical distance between the two countries.
- Referring to the potential for further cooperation between the two countries in the economic field, which has been growing significantly in recent years, Minister Hayashi announced the launching of a Joint Study on the possibility of a Japan-Israel Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). He also reaffirmed his commitment to continue to advance the bilateral relations between the two countries in cooperation with the incoming Israeli government.