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Congratulatory Message from Foreign Minister Hayashi to James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

September 7, 2022
  1. On September 7 (Sepetmber 6, local time), following the appointment of the Rt Hon James Cleverly MP as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Develpment Affairs, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent a congratulatory letter to Foreign Secretary Cleverly.
  2. In the letter, Minister Hayashi congratulated Foreign Secreatry Cleverly on his appointment and stated that the bilateral relationship between Japan and the UK has been closer and stronger than ever before as global strategic partners that share fundamental values. He also expressed his intention to further strengthen cooperation towards realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” together with the UK , which has been reinforcing engagement in the region.
  3. Moreover, Minister Hayashi stated that he hoped to closely cooperate with the UK in the international arena, including at the G7 Hiroshima Summit under Japan’s presidency next year and the UN Security Council, where Japan will serve as a non-permanent member, to address various issues in the international community.

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