Japan-Jordan Summit Talk
On September 27, commencing at 9:57 a.m. for about 10 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who is visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister ABE. The overview of the talk is as follows.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his appreciation for His Majesty's attendance at the state funeral and expressed his hope to hold discussions to further develop the diplomatic legacy inherited from the late former Prime Minister Abe. King Abdullah II expressed his heartfelt condolences for the passing of former Prime Minister Abe, stated that late former Prime Minister Abe was a great friend of not only Jordan but also the region and shared the hope to develop the bilateral relationship based on his legacy.
- Prime Minister Kishida extended his congratulations to Crown Prince Hussein's engagement and expressed his wish for the long-lasting prosperity of the Jordanian Royal Family and further development of friendly relations with Japan's Imperial Family. In response, King Abdullah II expressed his gratitude.
- The two leaders exchanged views on the regional situation including the Middle East Peace. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his concern about the impact of the price hike of food and fuel on Jordan, which is hosting a large number of Palestinian refugees, and stated that Japan would continue its support for Jordan, including its support to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). In response, King Abdullah II expressed his gratitude for Japan’s wide-ranging cooperation for Jordan and UNRWA and stated that he would like to cooperate with Japan in advancing projects involving countries in the region.
- The two leaders confirmed that they will continue to work closely together for the long-term stability of the region.