Foreign Minister Kishida's Attendance at ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers' Meetings

June 28, 2013
Japanese

  1. From Saturday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 3, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan will visit Brunei Darussalam to attend ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings (the Japan-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Japan-Mekong Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting, and the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

    In these meetings the foreign ministers will discuss such issues as strengthening Japan-ASEAN cooperation, as they commemorate their 40th anniversary, regional cooperation including cooperation among ASEAN countries, as well as regional and global issues. Foreign Minister Kishida will actively express Japan's views and confirm Japan’s cooperation with the participating countries.

    The Foreign Minister will also have meetings with other countries on this opportunity.

    [SCHEDULE]

    June    
    Saturday, 29 P.M. Arrival at Brunei Darussalam
    Sunday, 30 P.M. ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    Japan-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    Japan-Mekong Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    July P.M. Friends of Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting
    Sunday, 01    
    Monday, 02 A.M ARF (ASEAN Regional Forum) Ministerial Meeting
    P.M. EAS (East Asian Summit) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    evening Departure from Brunei Darussalam
    Tuesday, 03 A.M. Arrival at Tokyo

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