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Prime Minister's Diary

Attending APEC

The 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Beijing, China on November 10 and 11, with Prime Minister Abe representing Japan. Under the guidance of H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, and on the theme of “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership,” the leaders looked back on a quater of APEC strides while discussing advancing regional economic integration, strengthening comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development, and promoting innovative development, economic reform and growth as challenges that should be tackled.


Attending ASEAN-related Meetings

On November 12 and 13 (local time), Prime Minister Abe attended the 17th ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting, the 6th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting, the 9th East Asia Summit and the 17th ASEAN Plus Three Summit held in Naypyidaw in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. At the beginning of the 17th ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting, Prime Minister Abe said he wants to steadily implement the Vision Statement on ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and the Joint Statement that were adopted at the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting in December last year, and further deepen cooperation.


Attending G20 Summit Meetings

On November 15 and 16, Prime Minister Abe attended the G20 Brisbane Summit held in Brisbane, Australia. At this summit, strengthening growth and creating jobs was positioned as the top priority, and the leaders conducted a frank exchange of views on specific actions to achieve this. The G20 Leaders’ Communique was adopted at the Leaders’ Summit’s conclusion.


Photographs and text courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan.