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Working Lunch between Foreign Minister Hayashi and OECD Secretary-General Cormann

January 24, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi shaking hands with OECD Secretary-General Cormann

On January 24, commencing at 11:30 a.m., Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a working lunch with Mr. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who is visiting Japan upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for approximately 1 hour. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his pleasure to meet Secretary-General Cormann in person and stated that the OECD, which can unite and act under shared values, has become an even more important international organization in light of the many challenges facing the international community today.
  2. Minister Hayashi also stated that Japan continues to have high expectations for the OECD’s insight in preparing for success of this year’s G7 Hiroshima Summit. Furthermore, he expressed Japan’s intention to further promote cooperation with the OECD, as Japan prepares for the 60th anniversary of its accession to the OECD next year.
  3. Secretary-General Cormann expressed his gratitude for Japan’s contributions to OECD to date, and expressed the OECD’s intention to closely work together with Japan through its initiatives in various fields, including in the discussion at this year’s G7 meetings.

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