PRESS RELEASE 054
Minister for Foreign Affairs meets with Japanese counterpart
08/04/2017

During the course of the State visit by Their Majesties the King and Queen to Japan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, had the opportunity to meet with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida.

During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed bilateral relations and observed the excellent period these are enjoying in all areas. Among other issues, they addressed the preparations for the celebration, in 2018, of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, a prime opportunity to extend the “Association for Peace, Growth and Innovation” signed by the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy and the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in 2013. The ministers also tackled the incorporation of Spanish language teaching in the Japanese education system.

Furthermore, the ministers reviewed various issues on the international agenda, paying close attention to relations between Japan and the European Union, and specifically the partnership and free trade agreements, as well as the challenges posed by the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU; the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and in other areas in the region; and the international fight against terrorism, in which both Spain and Japan are actively participating as members of the Global Coalition against DAESH.

 

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