Joint press release on the occasion of the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Hayashi Yoshimasa and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod in Tokyo on November 24, 24.11.2021 06:01


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Japanese Foreign Minister HE Hayashi Yoshimasa and Danish Foreign Minister HE Jeppe Kofod held a bilateral meeting in Tokyo on November 24, 2021.

Japan and Denmark have long-standing friendly relations and share a partnership supported by a mutual commitment to core values ​​such as democracy, freedom, the rule of law and free trade.

Foreign Minister Hayashi and Foreign Minister Kofod stressed the importance of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. Minister Hayashi welcomed the recently adopted EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Building on the commonalities between the respective approaches in the region, the ministers decided to strengthen cooperation for a free and open Indo-Pacific, inclusive and based on the rule of law and democratic values, as well as unconstrained. . The ministers reaffirmed their intention to consult and coordinate to help advance international peace and stability, on the basis of obligations and commitments under international law.

The two ministers recognized that the climate crisis is an existential threat to the world and that Japan and Denmark will play an active role in tackling this crisis.

The two ministers welcomed the progress made in bilateral relations and cooperation between Japan and Denmark within the framework of the strategic partnership launched in 2014. For a more concrete collaboration based on the strategic partnership, a joint strategic work program is in preparation covering a wide range of sectors such as energy, digitization, environment, agriculture, maritime cooperation, health and culture, as well as political and economic cooperation. The two ministers decided to continue working together to finalize the program.

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