Luxembourg, 05 October 2021 (GNP/TDI): The Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn has congratulated Fumio Kishida on becoming the new Prime Minister of Japan.
Fumio Kishida has previously served as the Foreign Minister of Japan from 2012 to 2017. He has a good working relationship with Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister. Kishida has also served as Minister of Defence at which post he has advocated having a strong and close relationship with EU countries. Kishida has won the elections with 60% votes.
Japan and Luxembourg are close trading partners. Luxembourg imports more than 400 million dollars worth of goods from Japan and exports about the same worth of goods. Japan has sought the support of the EU members against China in the past. Fumio Kishida was the Minister of defence at that time.
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn visited Tokyo in 2019 with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Henri. They were warmly received and their visit helped bring both countries together.