September 19, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Zahorodniuk held a protocol meeting with the Director General for International Affairs of the Bureau of Defense Policy in the Ministry of Defense of Japan Hideo Suzuki. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai was also present at the meeting.
During the meeting, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine expressed his gratitude to the Japanese side for the consistent and unwavering support of Ukraine, as well as for the significant political and material assistance provided by the Government of Japan.
Andrii Zahorodniuk emphasized the need to continue and increase cooperation between the defense agencies of the two countries.
Hideo Suzuki stressed on further support of territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.