Prime Minister's News Update
Monday, November 1
Prime Minister Meets with German Chancellor
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi met with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Prime Minister's Official Residence. They discussed the G8 Summit, Japan-Germany exchange, issues facing both Japan and Germany as industrialized democracies, and the international situation, including reform of the United Nations. They also discussed the election of the Director General of the United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).With respect to the G8 Summit, Prime Minister Obuchi expressed his appreciation of the important role played by Chancellor Schroeder as the Chairman of the G8 Summit in Cologne. Prime Minister Obuchi expressed his intention to do his utmost to ensure the success of the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit next year. He expressed his intention to work closely with Chancellor Schroeder, since the chairmanship of the G8 will pass from Germany to Japan at the turn of the year.
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