150th Anniversary - Japan and Austria Enjoy Excellent Bilateral Ties

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: March 26, 2019; 16:54 ♦ (Vindobona)

Foreign Minister Kneissl has concluded her visit to Japan, which served, among other purposes, as preparation for the visit of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen in autumn on the occasion of 150 years of relations between Japan and Austria. During her stay Kneissl also took part in numerous bilateral meetings and in the international women's conference WAW World Assembly for Women.

Karin Kneissl also attended a banquet hosted by Premier Shinzo Abe. "Genuine pleasure to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo." / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

During her trip to Japan, the Foreign Minister also met members of parliament and representatives of civil society.

Together with Tomihisa Taue, a Japanese politician and the current mayor of Nagasaki, the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture, Foreign Minister Kneissl visited the Peace Park and the Peace Monument for the Victims of the Nagasaki U.S. Atomic Bomb dropped on 9…