TOKYO Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit , Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday mentioned previous governments' apology for Japan's wartime past, but refrained from offering his own apology.
"Japan has repeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for its actions during the war," the prime minister said in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. "Such position articulated by the previous cabinets will remain unshakable into the future."
But the prime minister also said that Japan must not let its future generations "be predestined to apologize."
Abe said that aggression and war should never be the means to resolve international disputes and Japan will abandon colonial rule forever, but he stopped short of mentioning directly Japan's past aggression and colonial rule before and during WWII.
In the 1995 landmark Murayama Statement, then prime minister Tomiichi Murayama directly stated that "following a mistaken national policy," Japan Nike Air Vapormax , "through its colonial rule and aggression, caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, particularly to those of Asian nations."
United States and Britain declared the Potsdam Proclamation, which accelerated the end of World War II (WWII), and along with the Cairo Declaration, constitutes the cornerstone of the post-war international order.
The historic document urged Japan to surrender unconditionally and demanded it follow the Cairo Declaration published in 1943 Air Vapormax Shoes , which states that "The Three Allies are fighting this war to restrain and punish the aggression of Japan."Full Story
Commentary: For Japan's national trustworthiness, Abe should abandon linguistic gimmickry
BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would never earn his nation any respect should he play history-distorting word games in his upcoming statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (WWII).
The draft of the much-anticipated statement, to be issued on Friday, would include such key words as "apology," "aggression Air Vapormax Mens ," "deep remorse" and "colonial rule," Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday.
BUDAPEST, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The European Union's (EU) Eastern partners look forward to the upcoming EU-Eastern Partnership summit in November in Brussels, and can rely on the full support of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries - Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia - according to leaders of the concerned countries who met here on Thursday.
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Estonia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time in the second half of 2017.
Szijjarto called for the adoption of a most ambitious and brave alliance at the Summit of the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries, to be held in Brussels in November.
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He said that the countries of the Eastern partnership were of strategic importance for the EU, because they could "help block the migration process and provide easier access to the Far East markets."
"By building a Europe-friendly alliance system, we strengthen our relations with countries that can prevent the spread of extreme ideologies that are the basis of terrorism," he added.
Szijjarto listed the visa waiver program with Ukraine and Georgia, and the free trade agreement with Ukraine as important achievements so far. Speaking about energy security considerations, he pointed out that connecting the southern gas corridor and Central Europe was unthinkable without the Eastern partners.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowsky was hopeful that the Heads of State and Government of the countries concerned would support the further developing of relations with the Eastern Partners at the Brussels summit in November.
"Citizens of Moldova Air Vapormax Flyknit , Georgia and Ukraine can enter the EU without visas, I hope that in the near future other citizens will also be able to take advantage of this opportunity," Waszczykowsky declared.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called the partnership a sign of European solidarity.
An important moment will be when Ukraine's Association Agreement comes into force (this Friday) because "we are going to the European future despite Russian aggression," he said. The politician termed the meeting as "fruitful", where they discussed what to do before the November summit.
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Slovak State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Lukas Pariz, emphasized the importance of cooperation. In November, the EU will also deal with the Eastern Partners Nike Vapormax Shoes , give them visions and develop cooperation, he said.
"It is necessary for the EU to provide concrete steps for the Eastern Partnership countries," he said, adding that the six partner countries have confirmed to fulfill the reforms undertaken.
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