Mr. Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, held the meeting with Mr. T. Takahashi, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan. During the meeting the Japanese side highly appreciated the organizing on 19-21 April, 2011 the events devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. T. Takahashi emphasized their importance in view of the latest development of situation in Japan. The Japanese diplomat expressed gratitude to the Ukrainian side for the humanitarian aid provided to Japan and for willingness to continue providing more assistance in mitigating the consequences of the series of earthquakes and tsunami in Japan which began on 11 March, 2011.
Both sides underlined the necessity of further developing the bilateral political dialogue, specifically by holding the 3rd Meeting of the Ukrainian-Japanese Committee on Cooperation at the Foreign Ministers level and the next meeting of the Ukrainian-Japanese Coordination Council of Trade and Economic Cooperation.