Japan is a friend and partner of Ukraine - PM Shinzo Abe

Japan is a friend and partner of Ukraine - PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has sent a letter to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to thank for his congratulations on the victory in the Japanese parliamentary elections on October 22, 2017.

This has been reported by the president’s press service on Monday, November 27.

“Japan is a friend of Ukraine and a partner that shares fundamental values. The government of Japan intends to continue supporting Ukraine in carrying out reforms and highly appreciates your leadership skills," reads the letter.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also stated about Japan's support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and confirmed the readiness to closely cooperate with President Petro Poroshenko, to deepen the Ukrainian-Japanese relations so that to consolidate efforts to respond to global and regional challenges.

In his letter, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Japan's intention to introduce from January 1, 2018 a simplified visa regime for Ukrainian citizens in pursuance of preliminary agreements with President Petro Poroshenko, which will contribute to strengthening mutual understanding and Ukrainian-Japanese friendship.

The prime minister also noted the successful implementation of the Year of Japan in Ukraine on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


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