Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On August 2, 2019, commencing at 8:40 a.m. local time (10:40 a.m. JST) for 20 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, on the occasion of Minister Kono’s visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- Minister Kono expressed his gratitude to Minister Don for his attendance to the G20 Osaka Summit, to which Minister Don accompanied Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Minister Kono also congratulated Prime Minister Prayut and Minister Don for their re-appointments. In addition, Minister Kono expressed his pleasure at the appointment of Mr. Akira Nishino, former head coach of Japan’s national football team, as head coach of Thailand’s national football team, to which Minister Don responded by saying he would welcome the further promotion of the sports exchanges between Japan and Thailand.
- The two ministers, taking into account the Thailand’s role as the ASEAN chair, exchanged views towards the success of the series of the ASEAN-related Meetings and, at the same time, exchanged views on the regional issues such as the situations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, North Korea and the South China Sea as well as on the strengthening of cooperation in the maritime issues.