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Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Visit to Osaka-Sakai

October 27, 2023

From October 27 to 29, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Osaka-Sakai to participate in the G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Osaka-Sakai, which will be held on October 28 and 29, under Japan’s G7 Presidency. The Meeting will be co-chaired with Mr. Nishimura, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry.

  1. During the Meeting, Minister Kamikawa will discuss with the participants such topics as our efforts to maintain and strengthen the rules-based free and fair multilateral trading system with the WTO at its core with the upcoming13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) in mind, which will be held in February 2024, as well as topics from the perspective of economic security against risks in supply chain and economic coercion. In addition, in line with the G7 Hiroshima Summit in which the need to strengthen engagement with partners beyond the G7 was also confirmed, partner countries, including from the Global South, and international organizations are invited to join in some of the sessions during the meeting.
  2. Taking this opportunity, Minister Kamikawa will exchange views individually with participating ministers and representatives from international organizations.

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