Il 6 luglio scorso si è tenuto a Bruxelles il vertice tra Unione Europea e Giappone, durante il quale è stata annunciata un’intesa politica su un accordo di libero scambio e una cooperazione politica, entrambe basate sul rispetto dei valori, dei diritti umani e della democrazia. A rappresentare l’Unione Europea al vertice vi erano Jean-Claude Juncker e Donald Tusk, rispettivamente presidente della Commissione europea e presidente del Consiglio europeo; per quanto riguarda il Giappone, vi era invece il primo ministro Shinzo Abe.
During his visit to Japan King Salman received a Daisy High Medal from Emperor Akihito of Japan in appreciation of his role as “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”. The Emperor also hosted a special luncheon in honor of King Salman, who also met on Monday Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two talked on ways to strengthen strategic and economic bilateral ties and the two sides also agreed to launch a study on setting up special economic zones in Saudi Arabia to attract Japanese investments by easing regulations and customs procedures. King Salman’s nex stop will be China, where he will be from Wednesday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday signed a document regarding cooperation to help end the Saudi Arabian economy’s dependence on oil. The two leaders also agreed to cooperate for the stability of the Middle East, calling each other “strategic partners” during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office. The document for cooperation lists nine priority areas for diversifying the Saudi Arabian economy, such as the entertainment and media industries, and infrastructure.
North Korea conducted a missile test today, according to the South Korean government the rocket launched from the city of Banghyon, certainly there is only that the missile landed in the waters between Japan and South Korea. The reactions of Seoul and Tokyo have been very strong, both prime ministers have spoken of “unacceptable action” on the topic is also addressed by President Trump who assured full support to Japan, speaking before the press conference of Prime Minister Abe who is visiting the United States. According to analysts of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul the test has been done by the North Koreans with the objective to gain further knowledge to develop intercontinental rockets capable of striking the United States.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on sunday, the first provocation since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The JCS said the missile was believed to be an ungraded version of the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), considering its speed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is currently visiting the U.S., condemned the North’s missile launch in a hurriedly arranged joint news conference with Trump hours after the surprise provocation. Trump said he fully sides with Shinzo Abe in condemnation of the North, but fell short of disclosing how he would react to the North’s provocations.