Following Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida, who visited neighboring Poland, held talks with Prime Minister Morawiecki.
After the meeting, Prime Minister Kishida stated that the burden on Poland, which serves as a base for humanitarian assistance, is increasing, and expressed Japan's intention to support Poland through ODA.
Following his visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida moved to Warsaw, the capital of neighboring Poland, in the afternoon of November 22, Japan time, and held a summit meeting with Prime Minister Morawiecki.
The two leaders confirmed that the two countries will continue to work closely together to support Ukraine.
Afterwards, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his respect and gratitude for Poland's major role on the front lines as a base for humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine.
He also stated that Poland's burden was increasing due to the prolonged invasion, and expressed his intention to support Poland through ODA = official development assistance.
"In order to stop Russia's aggression against Ukraine as soon as possible, it is important to continue severe sanctions against Russia, and as the G7 chair this year, I would like to demonstrate leadership in cooperation with Poland so that the international community can unite and support Ukraine," he said.
Prime Minister Kishida is scheduled to leave Japan on the evening of June 22, Japan time, after a series of schedules, and return to Japan in the morning of June 23 in Japan.
Polish Prime Minister: "I would like to express my gratitude for Prime Minister Kishida's visit to Kyiv"
At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Kishida, Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki said, "I would like to express my gratitude for Prime Minister Kishida's visit to Kyiv, as evidenced by clear support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the defense of freedom and democracy."
"A new geopolitical environment is emerging before our eyes, and countries like Japan and Poland that share the same thoughts on peace, stability, and freedom need to work closely together," he said, expressing his desire to strengthen cooperation with Japan in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Regarding Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia, he said, "We are concerned about China's moves, and we call on China not to support Russia because cooperation between the two countries is dangerous."