President Iohannis welcomes Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe at Cotroceni Palace
Jan 16, 2018
President Iohannis welcomes Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe at Cotroceni Palace.
President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, within an official visit that the high Japanese official is paying to Bucharest.
This first visit to Romania of a Japanese Prime Minister takes place in the context of celebrating five years since agreeing on, in 2013, the Renewed Partnership between Romania and Japan.
The official visit will occasion discussions in an exclusive format, talks in the delegations' plenary, press statements and an official dinner which President Iohannis will offer in honor of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The discussion agenda includes, according to the Presidential Administration, "the stage and outlooks on strengthening the very good relations of the Renewed Partnership between Romania and Japan, in terms of politics, economy, culture, security and interhuman relationships."
Moreover, several topics will be tackled such as Japan's cooperation with the EU, including in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the Union, developments on a regional level, with an emphasis on the North-Korean file, the Romanian-Japanese cooperation on a multilateral level, respectively.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe carries out a diplomatic tour in Central and Eastern Europe, which includes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, in the context in which Japan tries to obtain support for its firm politics towards North-Korea.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is scheduled to meet leaders of the six visited countries, will be accompanied by over 30 Japanese companies. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Rodica State, editor: Adina Panaitescu)
[Read the article in Agerpres]