British Foreign Secretary arrives in Japan; N Korea, Brexit likely to top the agenda
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 20-Jul-2017

Tokyo, July 20: The Foreign Secretary from 2016 Olympics host has arrived in the land of 2020 Olympics host. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Japan on Thursday. He is on a 3-day visit to Japan. He will share his experience of organizing Olympics as then London mayor. Along with that, he will also have talks on talks on security and trade. He is scheduled to meet with Japanese business leaders for talks on enhanced trade and investment.

On the 2nd day of his visit, Johnson will meet Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida. As per Japan Foreign Ministry’s statement, they will discuss an increased foreign and security cooperation. North Korea's missile threat and Brexit are likely to top the agenda. As British local media reported cyber safety and business opportunities will be on the list.

“I have come to Japan to build on our historic relationship, which is based on common values, support for democracy, human rights and free and open markets. Japanese companies invest more than £40 billion in the UK and our commercial relationship is stronger than ever. We do great work together on everything from defense and security to education, research, and innovation.” , the British Foreign Secretary said.

Regarding Olympic Games, Boris Johnson will share his experience with Japanese Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa. He expressed his observation on how the games unified and lifted the country's capital. "I'm proud that our world-leading expertise in staging major events will help to forge an even stronger UK-Japan partnership ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games," he said.