EU-Japan political and economic relations
Leaders agreed to accelerate the negotiations for a strategic partnership agreement and a free trade agreement between the EU and Japan.
Regional and foreign policy issues
The EU and Japan decided to enhance their security partnership, including a possible participation from Japan to crisis management missions.
Regional issues, such as the recent developments in the EU’s and Japan’s respective neighbourhoods, in Ukraine and in South East Asia, and global issues such as Iran’s nuclear talks, the situation in the Korean peninsula, Syria and Iraq were also on the agenda.
Leaders also agreed to step-up the cooperation on counter-terrorism between the EU and Japan.
International climate change negotiations were discussed and Japan affirmed its intention to submit an ambitious target for its contribution to limit climate change.
They also repeated their commitment to agreeing an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.