On Tuesday, August 5, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk held a meeting with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi.
In the meeting were also present Commissioner of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan Takayuki Ueda, Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hideo Suzuki, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Committee for cooperation with Ukraine of Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Toshiba Corporation Norio Sasaki, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Toichi Sakata.
The PM emphasized the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine evaluates a decision of the Government of Japan to intensify sanctions against the Russian Federation.
The Head of Government stressed the situation with Russia poses not only a threat to Ukraine but to the entire world as well. Arseniy Yatsenyuk added the Government of Ukraine highly estimates the efforts of Japan, the G7 states, the UN participating countries and the United States of America directed to support and ensuring peace and stability in the world.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine welcomed a visit of the large delegation of business circles of Japan who accompany the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk confirmed striving to develop relations between Ukraine and Japan in economy and trade with attracting high technologies of Japan. Top priorities in this direction are energy efficiency projects.
Toshimitsu Motegi emphasized leaders of G7 had adopted a decision to take additional well-coordinated measures against Russia in order to demonstrate to the Russian top officials they had to cease supporting rebels and join efforts to stabilize the situation.
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan expressed interest in deepening cooperation with Ukraine that pursues economic reforms, despite facing the hardest times in its history.