Japan-Malaysia Foreign Minister’s Meeting
On July 12, commencing at 6:00 p.m. local time (July 12, 8:00 p.m. Japan Time) for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, visiting Indonesia to attend the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Dato’Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, while touching upon the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation this year, Minister Hayashi expressed his hope to further strengthen cooperation with Malaysia toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” and he condemned an ICBM-class ballistic missile launched by North Korea on July 12. In response, Minister Zambry stated that he would like to further strengthen the strong partnership with Japan, which has been nurtured through years of cooperation.
- Minister Hayashi expressed his intention to closely work with Malaysia in order to promote a new development of the Look East Policy, and stated that he would like to move forward bilateral cooperation in various areas, such as energy and climate change including the "Asian Zero Emission Community" initiative, security including economic security, and the establishment of a branch campus of the University of Tsukuba. In response, Minister Zambry expressed his intention to further promote bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas including the establishment of a branch campus of the University of Tsukuba.
- While exchanging views on the situation in Ukraine, the situation in the East and South China Seas, and the response to North Korea on the nuclear and missile issues as well as the abductions issue, the two ministers confirmed to continue cooperation in tackling these issues.