Foreign Minister Kono Visits Croatia Supports EU Membership for the Former Yugoslav Countries | NHK News

Foreign Minister Kono meets with Foreign Minister Gurrich Radman in Croatia in the former Yugoslavia, who presided over the European Union ...


Foreign Minister Kono Visiting Croatia Supporting the former Yugoslav countries to join the EU on August 15, 6:26

Foreign Minister Kono will meet with Foreign Minister Gulrich Radman in Croatia in the former Yugoslavia, who is the chairman of the EU = European Union, in the first half of next year, and will work together to support the former Yugoslav countries such as Serbia to join the EU. Was confirmed.

Foreign Minister Kono, who is visiting Europe, met with Foreign Minister Gulrich Radman in Croatia, the first foreign minister in Japan, visited in Croatia for the first time in 24 years since his father, Yohei Kono.

In this context, the two foreign ministers agreed to further promote economic relations between the two countries in response to a tax treaty for the smooth entry and investment of Japanese companies coming into force next month.

Based on the fact that Croatia, former Yugoslavia, which once became a fierce ethnic conflict, joined the EU in 2013 and served as the presidency in the first half of next year, other former Yugoslav countries such as Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina joined the EU. Toward that end, we confirmed the policy to cooperate and support in terms of economy and legal development.

After this, Minister Kono said at the press conference, “Croatia's experience of overcoming ethnic conflicts and becoming a part of the EU is very valuable, and I hope that it will become a bridge between the former Yugoslav countries and the international community. I want to provide generous support for Japan so that I can get it. "

ref: nhk

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