HC Deb 17 January 1968 vol 756 cc635-6W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on his visit to Japan.

Mr. George Brown:

During my visit to Japan from 7th to 10th January for the sixth round of the regular Anglo-Japanese consultations, I had valuable talks with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Sato, and the Foreign Minister, Mr. Miki. The joint communiqué, issued after the talks, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House, records the topics discussed. I believe the meetings and the other contacts I made on this my first visit to Japan have helped to deepen the friendship between the two countries and to promote close co-operation between us in dealing with many important world problems, particularly in Asia.