Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in posts on Twitter on Monday, extended his heartfelt congratulations on the re-election of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Kishida also said, in Japanese and French, that he hoped to work closely with Macron on various topics, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the two countries’ cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
At a press conference the same day, Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said, “France is an important partner that shares the same universal values as Japan.”
Suggesting that now is a critical time to secure peaceful order, Isozaki said the great powers of the Group of Seven “must stand together more than ever”. The G-7 includes Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union.
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