July 6, 2018
On July 2, 2018, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry held the first meeting of the Japan-Australia Economic Ministerial Dialogue with H.E. Mr. Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia.
Based on the announcement by leaders at the Japan-Australia Summit Meeting held in January 2018, Minister Seko and Minister Ciobo held the first meeting of the Japan-Australia Economic Ministerial Dialogue in Tokyo.
At the meeting, aiming to promote free and open, rules-based multilateral trading system and to ensure a level playing field in the Indo-Pacific region, both sides reaffirmed on further cooperation through forums such as APEC, WTO and G20.