Ms. Seiko Hashimoto, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to Attend the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the “Forum for the Future” under the “Broader Middle East and North Africa: BMENA” Initiative

October 16, 2008

  1. Ms. Seiko Hashimoto, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from October 17 (Fri) to 20(Mon) to attend the fifth ministerial meeting of the “Forum for the Future” under the “Broader Middle East and North Africa : BMENA” Initiative and for other purposes.
     
  2. In Riyadh, Ms. Hashimoto will have a meeting with Saudi Arabian government officials to discuss bilateral cooperation, the situation in the Gulf and the Middle East region, and other issues.  In Abu Dhabi, Ms. Hashimoto is scheduled to attend the fifth ministerial meeting of the “Forum for the Future” under the “Broader Middle East and North Africa: BMENA” Initiative on its second day and to serve as a co-chair of the meeting.
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