Japan, Swiss leaders agree to continue Russian sanctions
17:05 JST, April 19, 2022
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Swiss President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis agreed on Monday to continue strong sanctions against Russia, as many civilians have died due to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
Although Switzerland is a permanent neutral state, it is joining Western economic sanctions against Russia.
During their meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo, Kishida told Cassis that the rule-based international order is facing a great challenge.
The Japanese leader underlined the importance of cooperation among concerned countries in a bid to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region, an initiative proposed with China in mind.
The two leaders also affirmed cooperation in dealing with North Korea, which has made repeated ballistic missile launches.
In a separate meeting also held in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told Cassis that Japan welcomes Switzerland’s adoption of sanctions against Russia as strong those by the European Union while upholding its neutralist policy.
"POLITICS" POPULAR ARTICLE
Defense minister to China: Concerns exist between Japan and China
Japan scrambled aircraft 4.5 times more this May than last
South Pacific island nations remain wary of Beijing
Japan’s de facto aircraft carrier Izumo to be dispatched to Indo-Pacific from mid-June
Japan, U.S. amid global disarray / Tokyo tasked with large role to play in connecting democracies
JN ACCESS RANKING