Speech by the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Heiko Maas in Tokyo

On his first trip to Asia, the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Heiko Maas, explained the increasing importance of Japanese-German relations in a changing world order. He expressed his hope that the two countries will cooperate in the protection of established rules and the shaping of rule-based international systems.

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Asien ist eine der dynamischsten Wachstumsregionen und vor allem handelspolitisch von wachsender Bedeutung. Dies nicht zuletzt durch protektionistische Tendenzen in anderen Ländern. Die Region sieht sich zugleich vor außen- und sicherheitspolitische Herausforderungen gestellt. Die Entwicklungen auf der koreanischen Halbinsel sind hierfür Beleg. Vor diesem Hintergrund gilt es, sich intensiver mit der zukünftigen Rolle Asiens auseinanderzusetzen. Außenminister Heiko Maas kam dem in einer Rede bei einer Veranstaltung am 25. Juli 2018 in Tokio nach, die von der deutschen Botschaft und dem FES-Büro Japan organisiert wurde.

Date and Time: 25 July 2018  15:00-
Place: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Soukairou Hall, 1F

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