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Statement by Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio
on Their Majesties’ Visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

June 4, 2024

I am pleased to announce that Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Japan has long enjoyed the close relations with the United Kingdom, and there has been traditional intimate relationship between the Imperial Family and the British Royal Family. The United Kingdom has long extended its invitation for Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress to visit the United Kingdom, and recently, His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom kindly renewed the invitation for Their Majesties.

I am convinced that the visit will reconfirm the friendship and goodwill of both countries through the exchanges between the Imperial Family and the British Royal Family and further strengthen the excellent relations of both countries, and I feel immense pleasure together with the people of Japan.

I would like to express my wholehearted wish for Their Majesties’ pleasant journey and safe return home.


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