Attendance of State Minister Tsuji on the Assembly of NATO Ministers of Overseas Affairs




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Might 16, 2024

From April 3 to five, Mr. TSUJI Kiyoto, State Minister for Overseas Affairs, attended the Assembly of NATO Ministers of Overseas Affairs in Brussels, Belgium, and held bilateral conferences. The overview of the assembly is as follows.

1 State Minister Tsuji attended the Assembly of NATO Ministers of Overseas Affairs



  1. On April 4th, State Minister Tsuji participated within the NATO Companion Session, which was attended by the international ministers from 32 NATO member international locations and invited companions (Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the EU). They held discussions on problems with worldwide safety setting together with Ukraine and East Asia, and cooperation between NATO and its companions.
  2. The define of the speech by State Minister Tsuji on the assembly is as follows.
    • Japan helps Sweden’s accession to NATO and can proceed to additional strengthen cooperation with NATO including Sweden as its new member state.
    • The safety of Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific are inseparable, and Ukraine right this moment could also be East Asia tomorrow. We should always work collectively to display to the worldwide group that we don’t tolerate unilateral makes an attempt to vary the established order by power together with Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine.
    • Japan hosted the Japan-Ukraine Convention for Promotion of Financial Development and Reconstruction in February, and strongly demonstrated that Japan would assist Ukraine in its reconstruction in cooperation with the private and non-private sectors. Japan has contributed to NATO’s Complete Help Package deal Belief Fund for the supply of counter-unmanned plane detection methods and different tools. Japan will proceed to impose extreme sanctions towards Russia, in addition to to supply robust assist for Ukraine.
    • Concerning the state of affairs of Indo-Pacific, we face threats similar to unilateral makes an attempt to vary the established order by power within the East and South China Seas and development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile actions. Japan intends to proceed its efforts to advertise a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and can work intently with NATO on this context.
    • Japan and NATO are deepening concrete cooperation based mostly on the Individually Tailor-made Partnership Programme (ITPP). Japan expects that Euro-Atlantic like-minded international locations will improve their involvement within the Indo-Pacific by way of engagement of like-minded international locations of Euro-Atlantic in Indo-Pacific to be additional strengthened such concrete cooperation.

State Minister Tsuji held bilateral conferences on this event


(1) Belgium


  • State Minister Tsuji held a gathering with Ms. Theodora Gentzis, President of the Board of Administrators, Federal Public Service, Overseas Affairs, Overseas Commerce and Improvement Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium. They exchanged views on the bilateral relationship between Japan and Belgium and regional conditions, and concurred to deepen the cooperation in numerous areas.

(2) NATO

  • On April 4th, State Minister Tsuji held a gathering with H.E. Mr. Mircea Geoana, NATO Deputy Secretary Normal. Each side confirmed the need of strengthening the Japan-NATO cooperation together with response to the Russian aggression towards Ukraine.







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