Japan-Brunei Relations

August 2, 2018
Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 1
Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 2
Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 3

On August 2, commencing at 3 p.m. (local time) for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Taro Kano, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting Singapore to attend Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings, held a foreign ministers’ meeting with H.E. Dato Erywan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II, Brunei Darussalam. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. At the beginning, Minister Erywan expressed his gratitude for the hospitality that Minister Kano extended to him at the foreign ministers’ meeting in Tokyo last month, and welcomed the opportunity to hold this meeting. In response, Minister Kono expressed his gratitude for Brunei’s coordination and cooperation as the coordinating country for ASEAN with Japan for three years, and conveyed his gratitude for the warm words of condolences Japan received from Brunei, including His Majesty Sultan Bolkiah, in response to the torrential rain disaster in western Japan.

2. Minister Kono and Minister Erywan exchanged views on the Japan-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, at which they will serve as co-chairs.

3. Ahead of the meeting Minister Kono presented Minister Erywan with a gift. (Note: the gift was a portrait of the Japan and ASEAN foreign ministers created by Manga Designers Lab).

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