Germany and Japan vow to deepen ties on defense and raw materials
Japan and Germany vowed to deepen cooperation on defense and climate protection and work more closely together to reduce one-sided dependencies in critical areas such as raw materials.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday hosted Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Tokyo for their first bilateral government consultations which included a joint Cabinet meeting and bilateral talks between key ministers for defense, economy, finance, transportation and foreign affairs.
Kishida said at the beginning of the meeting that ties between the two Group of Seven allies had never been closer and the new format would strengthen relations even further on areas such as economic security and resilience of supply chains.
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