Foreign Minister Kono to Visit Brunei and Singapore

February 9, 2018

  1. 1. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, is scheduled to visit Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore from February 10 to 12.

    2. It is critically important to cooperate with Brunei and Singapore in the framework of ASEAN to materialize the Free and Open Indo-Pacific StrategyOpen a New Window based on the rule of law, as both these countries attach importance to maritime order. At his destinations, Foreign Minister Kono is expected to discuss matters such as bilateral relationships and regional and international situations with government officials of the two countries.

    3. Minister Kono will be the first Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Brunei and Singapore in five years since 2013.

    (Footnote) Itinerary of Minister Kono’s Visit

    February 10 Afternoon Depart Narita
    Evening Arrive in Singapore
    February 11 Morning Depart Singapore
     Arrive in Brunei
    Afternoon Depart Brunei
     Arrive in Singapore
    February 12 Afternoon Depart Singapore
    Evening Arrive in Haneda