Greek, Japanese ministers discuss closer bilateral relations

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Posted on January 16, 2017, 1:30 pm
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Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi expressed their joint desire to further cement Greek-Japanese relations during their meeting on Monday, with emphasis on economic affairs, culture and sport ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. During the meeting, Katrougalos also passed on an invitation from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the Japanese prime minister to visit Greece.

“We had an opportunity to reaffirm the excellent level of our relations and to discuss ways to develop these further in all areas,” Katrougalos said after the meeting. He noted that a visit from the Japanese prime minister would be a new milestone in relations between the two countries “sealing the new momentum that we wish to give to them.”

Kishi also referred to the importance of relations between Greece and Japan and a desire to develop these further, especially in economic affairs.

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