Courtesy call on Foreign Minister Hayashi by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
On April 25, commencing at 15:15 a.m., for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan received a courtesy call from Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The overview is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi, after welcoming Professor Schwab’s visit, expressed his appreciation to WEF’s contribution to promoting dialogues between public and private sectors in various areas while predicting new global trends and his expectation that his stay in Japan give a boost to the partnership between Japan and the WEF.
- Minister Hayashi, stating that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is a serious act that undermines the very foundations of the entire international order, and that the international community including the G7 should respond resolutely to this crisis in strong unity.
- In addition, Minister Hayashi pointed out that attempt to the free and open international order based on universal value, that we observe today in the international community, is having a major impact on global economy and underscored the importance to address those challenges that the international community is facing. Minister Hayashi also expressed his determination to lead global discussion, looking ahead to the G7 Summit in 2023.
- Professor Schwab, underlining cooperative relationship over the years between Japan and the WEF, expressed his expectation for Japan’s role in the face of growing importance of international cooperation more than ever and emphasized his intention to contribute to multilateralism, in particular through WEF’s annual meeting 2022 (Davos meeting).