The Signing of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership
1. On July 17 (Tue.), the Government of Japan decided at its Cabinet Meeting to sign the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership.
2. Based on this decision, Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will sign this Agreement on the occasion of their meeting to be held on July 17 in Tokyo.
3. It is expected that this Agreement will promote the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment between Japan and the European Union and will further vitalize both economies by strengthening reciprocal economic ties in wide-ranging fields.