Security Talks, Defense Cooperation and Defense Exchange
2007 JAN - JUN
Defense Exchanges 2007 JLY - DEC
The Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Japan and had the Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on December 13, 2007.
Defense Minister Ishiba and Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer had a talk about cooperation as partners sharing common values and in meeting security challenges, the resumption of refueling activities in the Indian Ocean for the fight against terrorism, the reconstruction of Afghanistan and so forth.
H.E. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Defence, Singapore visited the MOD to hold Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on November 29, 2007.
The Hon. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, the United States of America, visited the MOD to meet with Defense Minister Ishiba on November 8, 2007.
H.E. Jean-Louis Schiltz, Minister of Defence, Luxembourg visited the MOD to hold Japan-Luxembourg Defense Ministerial Meeting with Defense Minister Ishiba on October 19, 2007.
The Hon. Daniel Ken Inouye, the Member of the U.S. Senate visited the MOD to pay a courtesy call on Defense Minister Ishiba on October 12, 2007.
General Cao Gangchuan, Minister of National Defense of China visited the MOD to hold Japan-China Defense Ministerial Meeting with Defense Minister Koumura on August 30, 2007.
Special Envoy of the Prime Minister Yuriko Koike visited the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on August 22, 2007 where she held talks with H.E. Gen Pervez Musharraf, President, and H.E. Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister. She also held Japan-Pakistan Defense Ministerial Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rao Sikandar Iqbal, Senior Federal Minister for Defence.
Defense Minister Koike visited Washington, D.C. from 8 to 10 August, 2007. She met with the Hon. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, the United States of America at the Pentagon where Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting was held on August 8.
Defense Minister Koike met with the Hon. Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America at the White House on August 8.
Ambassador John Dimitri Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State, United States of America visited the MOD to meet Defense Minister Koike on August 3, 2007.
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