Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denys Maliuska held an online meeting with Minister of Justice of Japan Ken Saito.
At the beginning of the meeting, Denys Maliuska expressed his gratitude to the Japanese side for the consistent financial, military and humanitarian assistance provided by the Government of Japan since the beginning of the large-scale invasion. The Head of the Ministry of Justice noted that such comprehensive support for Ukraine from international partners motivated the Ukrainian people, and hence there was no doubt that victory and justice would be on Ukraine’s side.
Denys Maliuska also congratulated Japan on its presidency of the G7 in 2023, noting that he considered the G7 to be the best platform for discussing the international political consequences of russia’s aggressive war and holding the political and military leadership of the aggressor state accountable.
For his part, Minister of Justice of Japan Ken Saito noted that the Ukrainian agenda was a priority for Japan’s G7 presidency and assured that his country would make every effort to promote unity among the G7 in order to further strengthen support for Ukraine and restore international justice.
The Japanese Minister of Justice also expressed Japan’s readiness to develop interagency legal cooperation in the field of anti-corruption activities of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, to exchange experience and best practices between penitentiary systems, and to provide material and technical assistance.
The parties thanked each other for the constructive meeting and reaffirmed their readiness to strengthen bilateral cooperation in order to achieve the rule of international law.