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President Iohannis to welcome Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe; first official visit of a Japanese PM to Bucharest

President Klaus Iohannis will welcome on Tuesday Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is paying an official visit to Bucharest.

This first visit to Romania of a Japanese Prime Minister takes place in the context of celebrating five years since agreeing on, in 2013, the Renewed Partnership between Romania and Japan, a release of the Presidential Administration informs.

The welcoming at the Cotroceni Place will occasion discussions in an exclusive format, talks in the delegations’ plenary, press statements and an official dinner which President Iohannis will offer in honor of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the quoted source reveals.

The discussion agenda includes “the stage and outlooks on strengthening the very good relations of the Renewed Partnership between Romania and Japan, in terms of politics, economy, culture, security and interhuman relationships,” the Presidential Administration mentions.

Moreover, several topics will be tackled such as Japan’s cooperation with the EU, including in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the Union, developments on a regional level, with an emphasis on the North-Korean file, the Romanian-Japanese cooperation on a multilateral level, respectively.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo on Friday for a diplomatic tour in Central and Eastern Europe, which will include the three Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, in the context in which Japan tries to obtain support for its firm politics towards North-Korea, Agence France-Presse (AFP) informs.


Japanese Prime Minister Abe to no longer go to Victoria Palace


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is no longer going to Victoria Palace on Tuesday, as originally set in the Japanese high-level official’s agenda, and a Japanese official and economic delegation will to the Government instead.

According to a communication from the Bucharest Government, the delegation headed by Kotaro Nogami, deputy director of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Cabinet, the head of the economic mission, will be welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu.


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