TOKYO: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday he will visit Munich for three days through Sunday to attend an international security summit.
On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Motegi is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his counterparts from China and Russia and a trilateral meeting with Chinese and South Korean foreign ministers.
At a press conference, Motegi said he is determined to share Japan’s diplomatic and security policies with other countries, including its efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Referring to the planned meeting with China’s foreign minister, Motegi said he aims to discuss responses to the coronavirus outbreak, including Japan’s support, and a planned state visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping in spring.
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono will join Motegi in participating in the conference. Kono is set to meet with his counterparts from countries such as France and Germany on the sidelines.