On 9th November 2017 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Kazuyuki NAKANE. The meeting was held in the framework of the visit of Mr. Kazuyuki NAKANE to Ukraine to participate in the events of the Year of Japan in Ukraine.
During the negotiations the parties discussed the current agenda of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan at the bilateral and multilateral levels, including the intensification of political dialogue, development of economic collaboration, the «DPRK issue». Pavlo Klimkin informed the Japanese State Minister on Ukraine’s initiatives within the UN.
Officials of Ukraine and Japan welcomed establishment in the near future of the office of Japan International Cooperation Agency “JICA” in Ukraine that will promote the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects in Ukraine.
Both parties confirmed their will to further deepen cooperation in all spheres. In this regard Kazuyuki NAKANE informed on the decision of the Japanese Side to simplify from the 1st January 2018 some visa requirements for the Ukrainian citizens for their short-term visits to Japan.
The simplifications will promote the establishment of better conditions for tourists, businessmen, citizens who repeatedly visit Japan, encourage further strengthening of people-to-people interactions.