Press release

PM phone call with Prime Minister Abe of Japan

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Prime Minister called Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan this morning (15 December) to congratulate him on his election win.

Following the phone call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister called Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan this morning to congratulate him on the LDP’s win in yesterday’s elections, securing Prime Minister Abe’s position until 2018. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening UK-Japan relations in a broad range of areas, particularly economic cooperation and defence.

The PM expressed support for further Japanese inward investment into the UK and both Prime Ministers agreed to press for more progress on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which could be worth £5 billion a year to the UK economy. Finally, Prime Minister Abe told the Prime Minister that he looked forward to welcoming the Duke of Cambridge to Japan in the New Year.