Congratulatory Message from Foreign Minister Hayashi to James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
October 28, 2022
- On October 27, following the reappointment of the Rt Hon James Cleverly MP as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent a congratulatory letter to Foreign Secretary Cleverly.
- In the letter, Minister Hayashi congratulated Foreign Secretary Cleverly on his reappointment and stated he intends to further strengthen the cooperation towards realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” with the UK, as global strategic partners sharing fundamental values.
- Minister Hayashi also stated that he hoped to closely cooperate with the UK within the G7 under Japan’s presidency and the UN Security Council, where Japan will serve as a non-permanent member next year.