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Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister Kamikawa by General Paul J. LaCamera

October 26, 2023
Minister Kamikawa and General LaCamera who shake hands facing straight at a camera
Minister Kamikawa and General LaCamera who exchange opinions after having a seat at a table

On October 26, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call commencing from 9:10a.m. for approximately 20 minutes by General Paul J. LaCamera (Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea) during his visit to Japan. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.

  1. At the beginning, Foreign Minister Kamikawa expressed her high appreciation for the surveillance activities against illegal ship-to-ship transfers by the United Nations Command (UNC) Sending States as well as the role played by Japan-U.S. Alliance and the trilateral coordination among Japan, the U.S. and the ROK for peace and stability in the region. Foreign Minister Kamikawa stated that Japan looks forward to continuing the enhancement of the relationship with the UNC.
  2. Gen. LaCamera responded that he values Japan as a cooperative partner of the USFK and UNC for the stability in the region. Both sides reaffirmed the longstanding partnership between Japan and the UNC.

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