Courtesy call from National Security Advisor Eduardo M. Año of the Philippines (Summary)

June 15, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On June 15, commencing at 4:55 p.m., Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from Hon. Eduardo M. Año, National Security Advisor of the Republic of the Philippines, during his visit to Japan for approximately 10 minutes. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the visit to Japan by National Security Advisor (NSA) Año and the convening of the Japan-U.S.-Philippines trilateral NSA dialogue. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that Japan attaches importance to coordination with the Philippines in order to uphold and strengthen the free and open international order based on the rule of law, and expressed his hope for close coordination between the NSS of Japan and the NSC of the Philippines to tackle common geopolitical challenges that the two countries are facing.

  2. In response, NSA Año expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Kishida’s warm welcome and stated that he would like to steadily deepen bilateral and Japan-Philippines-US security cooperation.

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