Japan-Jordan Relations

December 13, 2023
Two Ministers who have a talk after having a seat

On December 13th, commencing at 2:40 p.m. local time (10:40 p.m. on the same day Japan time) for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the Second Global Refugee Forum, held a meeting with H. E. Mr. Ayman SAFADI, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The overview is as follows.

  1. With regard to the situation in the Gaza Strip, Minister Kamikawa stated that Japan is strongly concerned about the resumption of the fighting and that the combat has expanded to all areas of the Gaza Strip including the southern areas, and that Japan will continue to make utmost diplomatic efforts in order that the Security Council can fulfill its role, and that it is vitally important to prevent further spillover across the region. She also stated that Japan is deeply concerned about the increased violence by settlers in the West Bank, and explained that Japan has already provided the Emergency Grant Aid worth USD 10 million for Palestine, and is working on the early delivery of an additional USD 65 million of humanitarian assistance. In addition, Minister Kamikawa explained that Japan has also provided relief supplies through JICA.
  2. In response, Minister Safadi expressed appreciation for various assistance from Japan and stated that he shares the concerns expressed by Minister Kamikawa. Minister Safadi then explained the latest situation on the ground as well as Jordan’s diplomatic efforts and humanitarian response with regard to the current situation. Minister Kamikawa expressed respect for Jordan’s effort and assistance in hosting refugees.
  3. The two Ministers confirmed that the two countries will continue to work together in order to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and calm down the situation as soon as possible.
  4. In addition, the two Ministers confirmed and welcomed that their frequent meetings have deepened their cooperative relations. Lastly, they exchanged views on bilateral relations and concurred on further developing bilateral cooperation in various areas.

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