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German foreign minister expresses hope to increase cooperation with Japan

  • July 26, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Asahi, Yomiuri, and Sankei reported on a speech delivered by visiting German Foreign Minister Maas in Tokyo on Wednesday, in which he expressed Germany’s hope to increase cooperation with Japan in promoting free trade and multilateral cooperation. Maas also held bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Kono and the two issued a joint statement expressing their nations’ determination to uphold the rules-based international order. Nikkei reported on the German official’s meeting with Prime Minister Abe at the Kantei, during which the premier reportedly stressed that the Japan-EU FTA demonstrates the two parties’ will to uphold free trade.

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