NHK reported online this morning that visiting Foreign Minister Motegi held talks with his Polish counterpart Rau for about two hours in Warsaw. According to the report, Motegi expressed serious concern over China’s new coast guard law and its ongoing attempts to unilaterally change the status quo in the East and South China Seas. He also reportedly expressed hope to work closely with Poland, which is increasing its presence in the EU, toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific. The network said Foreign Minister Rau expressed his support in response, and the two ministers agreed on the importance of preserving and strengthening a free and open international order based on the rule of law. They also reportedly signed a new action plan to boost bilateral relations in various sectors.