Foreign Minister Kishida Attends ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings

July 21, 2016

  1. 1. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Laos (Vientiane) during July 24-26 if circumstances permit.

    2. In Vientiane, Foreign Minister Kishida will attend ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings (Japan-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN +3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting, and Japan-Mekong Foreign Ministers’ Meeting).

    At these Meetings, Ministers will discuss issues including support to strengthen the ASEAN Community, promotion of Japan-ASEAN cooperation, strengthening the EAS and confidence building at the ARF, and regional and international issues. Foreign Minister Kishida will express Japan’s views on these issues and confirm collaboration with participating countries.

    Foreign Minister Kishida will also have bilateral meetings with his counterparts on this opportunity.


    July24  Morning  Departure from Tokyo
      Afternoon  Arrival at Laos
    25  Morning  Japan-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
      Afternoon  Japan-Mekong Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    26  Morning  ASEAN +3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
      EAS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
     Afternoon  ARF Ministerial Meeting
     Evening  Departure from Laos
    27  Morning Arrival at Tokyo