Japan, Poland agree to remain united in furthering sanctions against Russia

23 March, 11:39 AM
Fumio Kishida (Photo:YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/Pool via REUTERS)

Fumio Kishida (Photo:YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/Pool via REUTERS)

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have agreed to remain united in their support for Ukraine and in furthering sanctions against Russia, Japan Today reported on March22.

Morawiecki hosted Kishida in Warsaw the day after the Japanese PM made a surprise visit to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Bearing in mind the increasing burden on Poland due to the prolonged invasion of Ukraine,” Kishida said Japan would offer Poland assistance to support its role and is looking to “vigorously build up” projects.

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Japan usually provides this type of aid to developing countries, but will make an exception for Poland as it continues to accommodate large numbers of Ukrainian refugees.

Following talks with Morawiecki, Kishida also said that Japan was interested in building closer ties with regional alliances in central and eastern Europe, such as the nine NATO eastern flank members, the Visegrad Group that includes Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary, and countries participating in the Three Seas economic initiative.

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