Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Takashi Kurai confirmed Tokyo’s readiness to continue the policy of comprehensive support for Ukraine. He said this during his meeting with Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin on June 15. Press service of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cited him.
The parties discussed steps to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and Japan in the political, security, financial, economic, trade, investment and humanitarian areas. During the dialogue, Kurai and Yenin paid special attention to the preparation of draft bilateral agreements between the countries and the strengthening of cooperation in international organizations. A special topic of the meeting was the preparation of the Crimean Platform summit.
Yenin thanked the Japanese delegation for its consistent support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ukrainian reforms as well as provision of financial, expert and humanitarian assistance.
As it was reported earlier, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga assured President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky of his country’s support for Ukraine considering the escalation on its border.
Zelensky invited the Prime Minister of Japan to join the Independence Day celebrations and the Crimean Platform Summit.
To remind, the government in Japan changed in September 2020. The leader of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party Yoshihide Suga became the country's new prime minister, replacing Shinzo Abe. Soon after, Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Takashi Kurai assured that the Suga government would not change its policy towards Ukraine.