Japan-Jordan Relations

February 16, 2024
Two leaders who shake hands with a smile facing straight at a camera (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)
Two leaders who have a talk after having a seat at a table (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

On February 16th, commencing at 6:30 p.m. for approximately 35 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a Summit Meeting with H.E. Dr. Bisher Hani Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who was on a visit to Japan. Prime Minister Kishida hosted a working dinner, which started at 7:20 p.m. and lasted approximately 50 minutes. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the visit to Japan by Prime Minister Khasawneh and expressed his appreciation for the message of sympathy from Jordan following the damage caused by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. In response, Prime Minister Khasawneh once again expressed his sympathy following the Noto Peninsula Earthquake and his will to further strengthen the bilateral relations seizing the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship.
  2. They discussed the following items and concurred on deepening bilateral relations going forward.
    1. Economic cooperation
      Prime Minister Khasawneh explained Jordan’s efforts to modernize its economy and finances, and expressed appreciation for Japan’s consistent support for Jordan. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan will continue to support Jordan’s efforts.
    2. Security cooperation
      The two leaders welcomed process regarding the bilateral cooperation on the security front, concurred on further cooperation.
    3. Regional affairs
      Prime Minister Kishida expressed his serious concern about the critical humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the further destabilization of the situation due to the spillover of the situation into the region. He also stated that Japan has been making active diplomatic efforts, including in the Security Council, to improve the humanitarian situation and calm dawn the situation as soon as possible, and Japan would like to maintain close communication with Jordan. In response, Prime Minister Khasawneh explained Jordan’s efforts in the Gaza Strip and highly appreciated Japan’s efforts, and stated that they will continue to work together closely.The two leaders also exchanged views on the situations in China, North Korea, Russia, and Ukraine.
      They confirmed that the two countries will continue to work together closely.

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