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FM Hayashi meets with European counterparts over Ukrainian crisis

  • February 20, 2022
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All national dailies reported on Sunday and Monday on Foreign Minister Hayashi’s meetings with his European counterparts on the sidelines of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Munich on Saturday. Hayashi reportedly met with NATO Director General Stoltenberg, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell, and British Secretary of State Truss on Saturday. He reportedly shared the view with his counterparts that any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable and agreed to work closely with them to ease tensions over Ukraine. Yomiuri said Borrell expressed appreciation for Japan’s decision to divert a portion of its LNG imports to Europe. The two ministers also reportedly agreed to promote cooperation toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific. The papers added that Hayashi held meetings with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Romania on the same day.

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