SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Today I will visit Japan, my third visit as Foreign Minister.
Australia and Japan are special strategic partners with a strong relationship underpinned by shared interests, complementary economies and a close affinity between our peoples.
I will meet with the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kamikawa Yōko and Japanese National Security Secretariat Secretary General Akiba Takeo. We will discuss Australia and Japan’s approach to regional challenges, as well as the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Our two countries have never been closer. Australia is committed to remaining a long-term energy security partner for Japan while taking ambitious climate action together.
Japan and Australia share an ambition for an Indo-Pacific that is peaceful, stable and prosperous, in which sovereignty is respected.
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Authorised by Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia.