Prime Minister Kaja Kallas met with the minister for foreign affairs of Japan

01.07.2021 | 17:25

Stenbock House, 1 July 2021 – Today, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas met with Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to discuss digital cooperation and the interest of Estonian entrepreneurs in the Japanese market.
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At the meeting, Kallas emphasised that Japan, with whom we have a lot in common, is one of the most important partners for Estonia in Asia. “I am glad that today’s visit of the foreign minister marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, with which began the friendship between our countries.” The prime minister added that there is also room for further development of the relations. “Our business ties are good, but there are possibilities to enhance cooperation in the fields of digital economy, agriculture, as well as industry. Estonian entrepreneurs have a big interest in the Japanese market,” said Kallas.

Additionally, Kallas and the foreign minister discussed security. “Cooperation based on rules and maintaining a free and open world is important to us both,” said the prime minister. “We had an open discussion about the security environment and cybersecurity of both the Baltic region and Asia.” Kallas expressed gratitude to Japan for its contribution to the work of the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn.

Kallas also wished Japan success in hosting the Tokyo Olympics safely.

Photos from the meeting: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmW89ay1

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