The Italian Foreign Minister, Mr. Aldo Moro, and his Japanese Counterpart, Mr. Kiichi Aichi, discussed?
The Italian Foreign Minister, Mr. Aldo Moro, and his Japanese Counterpart, Mr. Kiichi Aichi, discussed world affairs including the recent Italian diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China at a meeting in Tokyo on Thursday (19 November).
The talks were held at the Japanese Foreign Ministry and were the second of the regular Japan-Italy consultations established recently.
Trade links between the two countries and other economic and social co-operation were also discussed. But the main subject on the agenda was the recognition by Italy of the Peking Government and the United Nations debate on China representation being held in New York.
The result of the debate was that the People's Republic of China again failed to get a seat in the United Nations. Mr. Moro outlined to the Japanese Foreign Minister the reasons why Italy had decided to open diplomatic contact with Peking.