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Japan, France reaffirm G7 sanctions against Russia

Fumio Kishida Japan's Prime Minister (L) shakes hands with France's President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a G7 summit in Brussels on March 24, 2022. (AFP)
Fumio Kishida Japan's Prime Minister (L) shakes hands with France's President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a G7 summit in Brussels on March 24, 2022. (AFP)
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02 Jun 2022 06:06:35 GMT9
02 Jun 2022 06:06:35 GMT9

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DUBAI: Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio and French President Emmanuel Macron on June 1 stressed the importance of close collaboration of G7’s sanctions against Russia.

In a summit telephone talk, the two leaders also shared the understanding that they would cooperate to support vulnerable countries facing the challenges in food security and energy.

Kishida confirmed that he is “actively engaged” in outreach to leaders of Asian countries. Macron also added that he highly appreciated Japan’s clear position on Ukraine, its support for Ukraine and the efforts of Japan.

The Japanese PM congratulated Macron on his re-election and stated that the bilateral cooperation between Japan and France as “exceptional partners is extremely important.”

He added that he hoped the two countries continued their close coordination in dealing with the Ukrainian crisis and in achieving a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” in order to safeguard the international order based on the rule of law.

The two leaders also confirmed that they would continue to work closely together on regional issues in East Asia including North Korea as well as in Africa.

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