Germany, Japan taking ‘relations to a new level’ says Kishida

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and several ministers met on Saturday in Tokyo and agreed to work together more closely during the first German-Japanese government consultations. The talks are focusing on international cooperation, with Berlin looking to reduce its economic dependence on Chinese raw materials amid global supply chain tensions. At the start of the talks, Kishida said this would take the already close relations between the two countries “to a new level.” Scholz also spoke of a “sign of very good relations.” “The intergovernmental consultation…

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