EU Japan Summit

Prime Minister Abe briefly talked to European Council President Van Rompuy (about 20 minutes) at the occasion of the G8 summit going on in the United Kingdom right now. Here is a short report from the Japanese Foreign Ministry (in Japanese).

The most noteworthy result was that both sides agreed to hold a summit in November of this year in place of the one that was scheduled (but cancelled) in March.

Also, both sides agree on the necessity to go ahead with the negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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