Japan-Jordan Relations

March 14, 2023
Prime Minister Kishida receives a courtesy call1 (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)
Prime Minister Kishida receives a courtesy call2 (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

On March 14, commencing at 2:20 pm for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call by H. E. Mr. Ayman Al Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, during his visit to Japan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed Minister Al Safadi’s visit to Japan and stated that Japan attaches great importance to the strategic partnership with Jordan. In response, Minister Al Safadi expressed gratitude for various assistance provided by Japan, and stated that Jordan values traditional friendship with Japan and hopes to continue to develop bilateral relationship in a wide range of areas.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida referred to the 3rd Japan-Jordan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue that was held yesterday, and both sides concurred that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields including politics, economy and security.
  3. On the Middle East Peace, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his appreciation for various diplomatic efforts by Jordan, and the two sides shared their concern about the current situation in Israel and Palestine, where tensions remain high, and confirmed that they will continue to work together toward the realization of a "two-state solution". The two sides also discussed regional developments, including in East Asia and Ukraine, and confirmed that they would work together in dealing with North Korea, including on the abductions issue.

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