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Courtesy Call on Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi by former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

July 3, 2023
Minister Hayashi and Former Secretary Pompeo who shake hands facing each other
Minister Hayashi and Former Secretary Pompeo who exchange opinions after having a seat

On July 3rd, commencing at 10:00 a.m., for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from the Honorable Mike Pompeo, Former Secretary of State of the United States of America. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi welcomed Former Secretary Pompeo, and expressed his gratitude for Mr. Pompeo’s many visits to Japan and for his efforts to develop Japan-U.S. relations as well as to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific” during his tenure as Secretary of State. Former Secretary Pompeo expressed his gratitude for the meeting, and expressed congratulations on the success of the G7 Hiroshima Summit. He also stated that the Japan-U.S. coordination in the Indo-Pacific region is important, and that he would like to work on strengthening the coordination.
  2. The two sides exchanged their views on regional issues. Minister Hayashi stated that Japan is determined to lead efforts of the international community to defend the free and open international order based on the rule of law in close coordination with its ally, the U.S. and other like-minded countries. Former Secretary Pompeo stated that it is important for Japan and the U.S. to demonstrate leadership under the increasingly severe international situation.

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