Visit to Japan by H.E. Mr. Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic

April 30, 2013
Japanese

    1. On May 7, H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, will visit Japan.
    2. The Third Japan-France Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue will be held on May 7 between Minister Fabius and Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs. At the dialogue, the two will have an exchange of opinions on a wide range of topics, including cooperation on regional and international issues in addition to the Japan-France bilateral relationship.

    [Reference] Japan-France Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue
    During a Japan-France Summit Meeting (in Paris) in May 2011, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan and then-President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy agreed to hold Japan-France Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogues. The first dialogue was held in Tokyo on January 13, 2012, and the second was held in Paris on October 16, 2012.


(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)