Tusk stresses EU’s wants close ties with Japan
European Council President Donald Tusk (pictured center) stressed at a press conference on Tuesday that the EU is committed to both a trade deal and a strategic partnership with Japan.
Speaking alongside Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he said: “We remain united by our common values of liberal democracy and the rule of law as the core principles of the rules-based international order. As two of the four main economies in the world, Japan and the European Union are tied deeply together by our mutual commitment to maintain an open, free and fair global trading system.”
Tusk also added that the EU must work together during the upcoming G7 meeting to address “common challenges - from the economy and trade to climate change, migration, security and terrorism; from the East and South China Seas, North Korea, to the conflicts in Syria and the wider Middle East, to Ukraine.”