JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.59
MEETING WITH FOREIGN LEADERS

Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

Finland On October 28th, Defense Minister Eto met with Mr. Carl Christoffer Haglund, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland, and discussed regional situation and future defense cooperation and exchanges.

1. Opening

Minister Eto welcomed Minister Haglund’s visit to Japan and told him that his visit would encourage future Japan-Finland defense exchanges.

Minister Haglund expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit Japan. He also stated his expectations for the bilateral cooperation and exchanges in the area of security and defense to progress.

Japan-Finland Defense Ministerial Meeting

2. Regional Situation

The Ministers exchanged their views on regional security environment of mutual interest. The Ministers agreed to deepen mutual trust and to further promote confidence building through such exchange of opinions.

3. Japan-Finland Defense Cooperation and Exchanges

The Ministers agreed to initiate consultations between the defense authorities and to exchange opinions on broad range of topics including bilateral cooperation.

Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting

Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting

Spain On November 4th, Defense Minister Eto met with Mr. Pedro Morenes Eulate, the Minister of Defense of Spain, and exchanged views on defense policies of each country, future defense cooperation and exchanges, and regional situation.

1. Opening

Minister Eto welcomed Minister Morenes’ first-ever visit to Japan as the Defense Minister of Spain. He also welcomed the signing of the Memorandum on Japan-Spain Defense Cooperation and Exchanges.

Minister Morenes expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit Japan for the first time as the Spanish Defense Minister. He also stated his expectations for the cooperation in the area of security and defense to be promoted based on the Memorandum on bilateral defense cooperation and exchanges.

2. Defense Policy

The Ministers gave explanations on security policies to each other. Minister Morenes expressed his support for efforts of the Japan side.

3. Japan-Spain Defense Cooperation and Exchanges

The Ministers confirmed that the cooperation of each country is essential to deal with various new challenges and that both sides will further deepen the exchange of opinions on how to practically proceed with the Memorandum.

4. Regional Situation

At a dinner meeting, the Ministers exchanged their views on regional security environment of mutual interest.

Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting
Japan-Spain Defense Ministerial Meeting
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