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Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos to visit Japan (Tokyo 15-16 April 2019)

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos will be making a working visit to Japan on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April.

Μr. Katrougalos’ visit coincides with the 120-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is also the first visit by a Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1996.

On Tuesday 16 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Tarō Kōno. The discussion will focus on international and regional matters, including developments in the Balkan and Korean peninsulas. The two Minister will also discuss ways to upgrade and intensify contacts between the two countries on a political and diplomatic level, as well as strengthen bilateral relations, centring on the investments, tourism, shipping, entrepreneurship, culture and cooperation, in the context of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.

Mr Katrougalos will also meet with business and economic organisations, and representatives from the Japanese Media.

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