Telephone Conversation Between Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
May 19, 2010
Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone conversation with Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on May 19 (Wed) that lasted for approximately thirty minutes starting at 3:30 pm. The telephone conversation was conducted at the request of Turkey.
- Minister Davutoglu explained the background and contents of the new agreement mediated by Turkey and Brazil regarding the sending of Iranian-made low-enriched uranium out of the country. He also stated that now is a time to continue diplomatic efforts toward implementation of the agreement as a confidence-building measure.
- Minister Okada stated that he evaluated the fact that the agreement was reached with contents at which the Iran showed its flexibility through the efforts of Turkey and Brazil, and stated that implementation of the agreement was important. He also stated that with regard to the Iranian nuclear issue, even after last year’s talks about sending low-enriched uranium out of the country, serious situation, including the continuation of uranium enrichment activities, had not changed. Minister Okada went on to say that he would like to have close consultation with relevant countries including Turkey now that a draft resolution was submitted in the United Nations Security Council.
- After a series of exchanges regarding this topic, the two ministers agreed to remain in close contact. The meeting then came to an end.