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Japan-Slovenia Republic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

April 15, 2024
Minister Kamikawa shaking hands with Minister Fajon
Photo of the meeting

On April 15, commencing at 5:00 p.m., Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E.Ms. Tanja FAJON, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, during her visit to Japan, for approximately 45 minutes. Overview is as follows.

  1. Bilateral Relations
    At the outset, Minister Kamikawa expressed her gratitude for the messages of sympathy from Slovenia regarding the Noto Peninsula earthquake and stated that Japan wishes to further strengthen bilateral relations between Japan and the Republic of Slovenia. She also expressed her wish to introduce the working holiday visa system soon. In response, Minister Fajon stated that it is the first visit of Slovenian Foreign Minister to Japan in 16 years, and that the Minister was pleased to meet and exchange views with Minister Kamikawa on bilateral relation this time.

    On the bilateral economic relation, Minister Kamikawa expressed her expectation for the continued provision of favorable investment environment for Japanese companies in Slovenia. Two Ministers then confirmed to intensify their cooperation in the economic sector as well. Two Ministers also discussed on how to deepen the countries’ ties in the science and technology area. They also confirmed on collaboration between two countries towards the success of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai.
  2. International and Regional Affairs
    Minister Kamikawa welcomed the progress of bilateral cooperation between Japan and Slovenia in the Security Council as the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council this year and confirmed with Minister Fajon on their collaboration for various issues including Russia and North Korea. Minister Kamikawa also emphasized the importance of unity among like-minded countries with remarks on opening of the office of ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) in Kyiv that has a track record of collaboration with Japan for de-mining activities in Ukraine and Western Balkan countries.

    Two Ministers also discussed and confirmed on two countries’ cooperation for the Western Balkan Region’s further progress. They also exchanged views on the situation in Middle East and East Asia and confirmed on both countries’ continuous bilateral communication.

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