President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President met with Chairman of Japan-Lithuania Friendship Diet Members’ League Hirofumi Nakasone

2019-10-23

Wednesday, October 23, Tokyo President Gitanas Nausėda met with Hirofumi Nakasone, Chairman of Japan-Lithuania Friendship Diet Members’ League and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Education. During the meeting, the President thanked the politician for his contribution to fostering close bilateral relations between Lithuania and Japan and actively developing parliamentary relations.

“At the meeting, I drew attention to the Ostravets nuclear power plant constructed next to the Lithuanian border which does not meet the international nuclear safety standards. Belarus has not learned the lessons of Fukushima because there no plans to implement all the recommendations resulting from the EU stress tests before the launch of the power plant. I also mentioned that Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity between the European Union and Japan opens new opportunities for joint projects in energy security and transport infrastructure. We already have great examples of Japan’s contribution to synchronization in our region, and we look forward to developing this practice”, the President said.

The President reminded of Lithuania’s invitation to members of the Japanese Parliament to visit Lithuania and added that Lithuania proclaimed 2020 the year of Chiune Sugihara, a humanist and human rights defender.

During the meeting with Hirofumi Nakasone, the President drew attention to the relations among Japanese and Lithuanian people as a laudable example of cooperation between the two countries. It was agreed to promote both countries at the national level, to contribute to promotion of relations among tourism and educational institutions as well as student exchange programs.

Member of the Government of Japan and Minister in charge Economic Revitalization Yasutoshi Nishimura also attended the meeting.

The Lithuanian-Japanese Friendship Parliamentary Group was established in 1996.

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Last updated 2019.10.23 15:10

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