November 17, 2022
Japan Ministry of Defense
On November 17, 2022, Defense Minister Hamada and Minister of Defence Crosetto held a telephone conference. The summary is as follows.
At the outset, Minister Hamada expressed his congratulations on Minister Crosetto s inauguration as Minister of Defence.
The Ministers affirmed that Japan and Italy would continue to communicate between their defense authorities, as both countries are members of G7 with a major responsibility for the international community and partners sharing the fundamental values.
The Ministers also concurred to accelerate F-X/FCAS collaboration and affirmed to further develop bilateral defence cooperation to uphold and reinforce a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific."