The Signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between Japan, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other par
July 17, 2018
1. On July 17, the Government of Japan made a decision at its Cabinet Meeting to sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement between Japan, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part.
2. Based on this decision, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, together with H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk, European Council President, and H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Junker, European Commission President, will sign the Agreement on the occasion of the Japan-EU Summit to be held on July 17 in Tokyo.
3. This Agreement will serve as a legal basis for promoting cooperation on matters of mutual interest in a wide range of areas, between Japan and the European Union as well as its Member States which share values and principles of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and for strengthening the long-lasting strategic partnership between them.