Japan-Czech Republic Summit Meeting (Summary)

July 12, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On July 12, commencing at 3:05 p.m. (local time; 9:05 p.m. JST) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting Lithuania to attend the NATO Summit, held a meeting with the H.E. Mr. Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida congratulated President Pavel on his inauguration and expressed his desire to further strengthen relations with the Czech Republic based on the "Action Plan" formulated under the Strategic Partnership, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Czech Republic.

  2. Prime Minister Kishida also mentioned the Atomic Bomb Dome, which was designed by a Czech architect and is a symbol of Japanese-Czech relations, and introduced the fact that at the recent G7 Hiroshima Summit, the G7 leaders deepened their understanding of the reality of the atomic bombings.

  3. The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific affairs, and confirmed that unilateral change of the status quo by force is not acceptable, and that they will continue working together in the field of economic security.

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