PH, Japan to convene 2+2 defense, foreign meeting in Manila

June 29, 2024

June 28, 2024 (Quezon City) – Secretary of National Defense Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr., and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo will meet with Japanese Defense Minister KIHARA Minoru and Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yōko for the 2nd Philippines-Japan Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (2+2) on July 8, 2024.

During the 2+2, the ministers will engage in comprehensive discussions on a range of bilateral, defense, and security issues affecting the region. These discussions will encompass a detailed exchange of views on broader regional and international matters, aiming to strengthen cooperation and mutual understanding between the two nations.

The Philippine officials will also hold separate bilateral meetings with their Japanese counterparts to address specific areas of mutual concern.

The Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (2+2) represents the highest consultative mechanism between the Philippines and Japan, serving as a platform to further strengthen their decade-old Strategic Partnership.

The inaugural 2+2 meeting was held in April 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.


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