Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi to Visit Iran and the United Arab Emirates
January 5, 2004
- Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit Iran from January 5 (Mon) to 7 (Wed) and the United Arab Emirates from January 7 (Wed) to 8 (Thu).
- During her stay in Iran, Ms. Kawaguchi will meet with H.E. Mr. Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and H.E. Dr. Seyyed Kamal Kharrazi, Foreign Minister, to exchange views on the Iraqi situation, Iran's nuclear issue, bilateral relations and other matters.
- In the United Arab Emirates, Ms. Kawaguchi will meet with H.E. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for State for Foreign Affairs, to exchange views on the Iraqi situation and other matters.
- This will be the second visit to Iran by Ms. Kawaguchi. The first visit was in May 2002. The latest visit to the United Arab Emirates by a Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs was in January 2001 (except for layovers for changing planes at Dubai by the then Minister for Foreign Affairs Makiko Tanaka in November 2001 and by Ms. Kawaguchi in May 2002).
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