Foreign Minister Motegi, who is visiting Europe, explained to reporters that there was a great deal of interest in China at the G7 = foreign ministers' meetings of the seven major countries and talks with dignitaries, and based on the rule of law. He acknowledged that he shared the importance of strengthening a free and open international order.

Foreign Minister Motegi held a meeting with four foreign ministers, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, called "V4" in Poland on the evening of the 7th, Japan time, for about two and a half hours.

Among them, Minister Mogi has a presence in the EU = European Union, saying that the international community is facing challenges such as unilateral attempts to change the status quo by protectionism and power as the infection of the new coronavirus spreads. He expressed his recognition that he attaches great importance to cooperation with the increasing number of "V4".

At the meeting, the EU has indicated a policy of coordinating the Indo-Pacific strategy aimed at strengthening relations with Japan, etc., so by actively contributing to the formulation of the strategy while cooperating with Japan in "V4". It matched.

After the meeting, Minister Motegi responded to a reporter's interview online, saying that China had a high level of interest in China through foreign ministers' meetings of the G7 = seven major countries and talks with VIPs from each country. He explained that he expressed serious concern about the supremacy of actions in the South China Sea.

"We were able to agree that it is extremely important to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law."