Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi on Wednesday confirmed their countries’ intentions to cooperate at the Group of 20 summit to be held in the city of Osaka on June 28 and 29.

At their meeting in Tokyo, Abe told the visiting minister that Japan and Italy share universal values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Abe also said he looks forward to welcoming Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for the G20 summit.

While praising Japan’s role in promoting free trade, the Italian minister stressed that his country has also been active as a champion of free trade in the European Union.


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