Japan-Romania Summit Meeting

September 26, 2022
[Provisional translation]

On September 26, starting from 3:35 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan had a meeting with H.E. Dr. Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, Prime Minister of Romania.

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his gratitude for the participation in the state funeral of the former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo by Prime Minister Ciuca and President of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr.Marcel Ciolacu. Prime Minister Ciuca reiterated his sincere condolences on the loss of the former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo. The Romanian side, mentioning that the former Prime Minister Abe was the first Prime Minister who paid a visit to Romania, expressed their interest to work together with Prime Minister Kishida to develop the bilateral relations in all the fields including politics, economic, security and culture, taking the advantage of diplomatic assets left by the former Prime Minister Abe. Mr.Ciolacu, President of the Chamber of Deputies, stated that it is an honor for him to take part in the state funeral of the former Prime Minister Abe, who has been a friend of Romania, and will make utmost efforts to deepen the bilateral relationship, including the economic sphere. Prime Minister Kishida welcomed that the both countries enjoy the constant development of ties in the field of politics, economic, culture, etc., celebrating the100th anniversary of diplomatic relations last year, and reiterated his determination to further enrich the cooperation between the two countries. 

2. Prime Minister Ciuca showed his appreciation for the economic cooperation between the both countries, which is continuously growing with concrete projects in the areas, such as in infrastructure or nuclear energy. The both leaders agreed to further cooperate for the enhancement of Japan-Romania relationship, staring with the launch of strategic partnership. 

3. The leaders confirmed that in the wake of Russia's aggression against Ukraine that threatens the very fundamental of the international order, the unity between Japan and Romania is even more important. Prime Minister Kishida touched upon the Japan's support to Ukraine and the countries nearby, to which Prime Minister Ciuca expressed his appreciation.

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