Political consultations between Serbia and Japan

18. Oct 2021.
Bilateral political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Serbia and Japan at the level of assistant ministers were held today in video format.

In a friendly and open conversation, opinions were exchanged on cooperation between Serbia and Japan in a large number of areas of bilateral cooperation. It was assessed that the relations between the two countries are substantive, multi-layered and constantly rising, and the readiness for further strengthening of mutual dialogue, exchange of visits at all levels and further intensive connection of the two countries' economies was confirmed, with an increasingly significant presence of renowned Japanese companies in our market.

Ahead of the 140th anniversary of the friendship between Serbia and Japan in 2022, when the date of the first diplomatic correspondence between Serbian King Milan Obrenović and Japanese Emperor Meiji is marked, it was assessed that this important jubilee is an excellent starting point for further comprehensive improvement of our relations. In this regard, opinions were exchanged on upcoming visits and various activities and projects that include economic projects and various activities in the field of culture and art.

The Serbian delegation was led by the acting Assistant Minister for Bilateral Cooperation, Ambassador Vladimir Marić, and the Japanese delegation by Deputy Director General for Europe and Ambassador for the Western Balkans Kunihiko Kawazu.