Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On January 7, commencing at 7:45 a.m. (local time) for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Singapore, during his transit stay in Singapore. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. The two ministers expressed their appreciation for their friendly bilateral relations, and shared the view to further strengthen relations between Singapore, which is ASEAN Chair this year, and Japan, as well as to work closely together to address the challenges faced by the region and the international community.
2. The two ministers also held an exchange of views on a wide range of subjects, including North Korea, the Middle East, the South Asian countries that Minister Kono visited earlier on this time’s overseas visits, and the world economy.