Second Japan-Jordan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue
On August 19, commencing at 0:10 p.m. (local time; 6:10 p.m. Japan time) for 100 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held the Second Japan-Jordan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue with H.E. Mr. Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, during Minister Motegi's visit to Jordan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Motegi stated that he was pleased to meet with Minister Safadi in person for the first time in two years and to hold the Second Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue. In response, Minister Safadi welcomed Minister Motegi's visit and stated that he would like to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
- The two ministers discussed means to strengthen bilateral relations, such as the assistance for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, economic cooperation, people to people exchanges and support for refugees. They also exchanged views on a broad range of matters regarding the situation in Middle East, Afghanistan and East Asia. With regard to the Middle East Peace, Minister Motegi reaffirmed Japan’s support for a “two-state solution,” and stated that Jordan’s role remains important. Minister Motegi also stated that Japan would like to closely work with Jordan and assume a role in confidence-building among the concerned parties through Japan’s initiatives such as the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity.” In response, Minister Safadi appreciated various support and cooperation extended from Japan including its efforts towards Middle East Peace.
- He introduced Japan’s efforts to achieve a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)” and called for cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law. Minister Safadi stated that he strongly shared the common awareness on this matter. Minister Motegi also asked for the understanding and cooperation for the immediate resolution of the abductions issue and gained the support from Minister Safadi.