Senior officials from the EU and Japan convened the third meeting of the EU-Japan Committee on 26 February 2021, which coordinates the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The meeting was held online. The EU and Japan reviewed the implementation of the agreement and identified the next steps for further strengthening their relationship. The meeting has helped to prepare the ground for a future bilateral summit meeting in Tokyo when conditions allow.
The Joint Committee meeting demonstrated the breadth of the Strategic Partnership, which has already significantly deepened cooperation between the EU and Japan, as well as the high potential for its further development.
The EU and Japan affirmed their commitment to strengthen multilateralism, democracy and the rules-based international order.