May 17, 2021 Meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Naď

   On May 17, I met with H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic. We exchanged views on possibilities for developing cooperation between Japan and the Slovak Republic in the field of defense and security, based on common values of the rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights. We also focused on current events on the foreign policy scene and the situation in East Asia. During the meeting, Minister introduced me the challenges and goals of the Slovak Defense Ministry and the contributions and activities of the Slovak Army towards measures and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.