NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the foreign ministers’ meeting of partner countries such as Japan have started in Belgium.
At the meeting, we exchange opinions with Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi, as well as foreign ministers of partner countries in the Indo-Pacific.
At the beginning of the meeting, NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg acknowledged that increasing the defense spending of each country will be an important agenda item at the summit meeting scheduled for July this year, as Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine continues. showed.
Minister Hayashi seems to have explained that last month, Prime Minister Kishida visited Ukraine and met with President Zelensky, telling him that he would support non-lethal equipment through NATO funds.
He also understands Japan’s new “National Security Strategy” decided last year as the security environment in East Asia is becoming increasingly severe, such as China’s hegemonic movements and North Korea’s successive ballistic missile launches. It seems that you are looking for