Tokyo, 5 August 2021 (TDI): The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan MOTEGI Toshimitsu had a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda Everly Paul Chet Greene, who is visiting Japan.
Motegi expressed his gratitude as co-chair of the Seventh Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference in July with Greene that made a productive and meaningful exchange of views at the conference. On the other hand, Greene expressed his concern and to Japan of its negative impacts to their tourism industry impacted by the COVID-19, as well as gratitude for the timely provision of seaweed removal equipment.
The two ministers agreed that both countries consider as important partners that share fundamental values including freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of, as well as maintaining strong ties for the free and open international order under the rule of law. Lastly, the ministers held consultations on cooperation on COVID-19 countermeasures, disaster risk reduction, climate change, and sustainable use of marine resources.