I will visit Japan and China from 15 to 19 February to further deepen and broaden Australia’s relationships with two of our most important partners and progress our economic, political and strategic interests.
We have a special strategic partnership with Japan and I will be discussing a range of regional issues including our response to the ongoing, provocative and dangerous conduct of the North Korean regime.
In Tokyo I will hold talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, I plan to meet with Defence Minister Gen Nakatani as well as other senior Ministers.
I will also join key stakeholders in our bilateral relationship to mark the 40th anniversary of the Australia-Japan Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation and will meet with business leaders to discuss ways to further strengthen our strong trade and investment relationship.
In China, I will co-chair the Annual Foreign and Strategic Dialogue with Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Media release: Foreign Minister's visit to Japan and China