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METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia, via Video Conference

May 18, 2020

On May 18 (Mon.), 2020, Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia, via video conference.

1. Outline of the meeting

On May 18 (Mon.), 2020, Minister Kajiyama held a meeting with Minister Birmingham, Australia, via video conference.
 
At the meeting, the ministers exchanged views on a variety of challenges emerging amid expansion of the novel coronavirus disease and confirmed advancement of Japan-Australia strategic collaboration in a wide variety of fields, not limited to bilateral economic ties.
 
They agreed on issuance of an Australia-Japan Joint Ministerial Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, aiming to promote close collaboration with like-minded countries for the purpose of building rule-based international order and realizing sustainable economic growth.
 

2. Outline of the joint ministerial statement

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