Japan-Jordan Relations

September 30, 2015
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
On September 29, commencing at 12:10 p.m. (1:10 a.m. on September 30, Japan time) for approximately 60 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, during his stay in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a working lunch with His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1 Opening remarks

(1) Prime Minister Abe explained that he highly appreciates the role that Jordan is fulfilling for regional peace and stability, including measures to contend with extremism and the acceptance of Syrian refugees. Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe stated that in order to return to a vibrant and stable Middle East, Japan will continue to provide solid support to moderate Islamic countries such as Jordan, and put the concept of ''the best way is to go in the middle'' into practice.

(2) King Abdullah expressed his gratitude for the support from Japan to Jordan and the Middle East region, and stated that he intends to make a variety of efforts to stabilize the Middle East with support from Japan.

2 Bilateral relations

(1) Prime Minister Abe stated that the Japan-Jordan relationship is solid, that Japan will spare no efforts to support the stability and development of Jordan, and that he intends to cooperate towards the further development of the bilateral relationship.

(2) In response, King Abdullah expressed his intention to accelerate cooperation with Japan.

3 Regional affairs

The two leaders also exchanged views on the current situation in the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Middle East peace process.

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