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Chief Operating Officer of the EU's diplomatic service to visit Japan

EU News 47/2013

5 February 2013

David O'Sullivan, chief operating officer of the European External Action Service, the diplomatic arm of the European Union, will be in Tokyo from 12 to 14 February. He will be the most senior EEAS official to visit the country since the Council of the EU decided in November to open negotiations toward a free trade agreement and political framework agreement between the EU and Japan.

During his stay in Tokyo, he will meet with key political and government officials to exchange views on bilateral relations, including the groundwork for these negotiations, as well as regional affairs. He will also give a lecture on the theme 'Priorities for EU Diplomacy in East Asia' at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) on 12 February, 2013.

Details of the lecture are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 12 February, 2013
Time: 16:40-17:40
Place: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
             Sokairo Hall, 1F
             7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Language: English with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese

For more information on and registration for the GRIPS lecture, please contact:
Ms. Iso, or Tel: 03-6439-6037


For more information about David O'Sullivan's visit, please contact
Rudie Filon Tel: 03-5422-6030/mobile: 090-6533-0576 
Mari Koseki Tel: 03-5422-6034 
Miwako Suetsune Tel: 03-5422-6035 / 
Digital Media: 
Vicente J. Luna Tel: 03-5422-6038 /