Japan-Jordan Relations

September 22, 2022
Minister Hayashi and Minister Safad who shake hands with each other facing straight at a camera
Minister Hayashi and Minister Safad who have a seat and a talk

On September 22, commencing at 9:30 a.m. (local time; 10:30 p.m., Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a Foreign Ministers’ 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 of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his hope to further develop the good relationship between the two countries based on the friendship between the royal and imperial families as well as on the strategic partnership. Minister Hayashi also expressed his gratitude for His Majesty the King Abdullah II’s visit to Japan to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister ABE at the end of this month.
  2. The Ministers exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East and shared the importance of achieving peace in the region based on a "two-state solution". Minister Hayashi mentioned that Jordan's role in hosting a large number of refugees is important for the stability of the region, and also explained Japan's support this year through UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) in light of the global food and fuel price hikes that are making life more difficult for the refugees. In response, Minister Safadi appreciated Japan’s position and contribution regarding the Middle East Peace.
  3. The Ministers reviewed the Japan-Egypt-Jordan trilateral consultations on the Middle East, the second DG-level meeting of which was held this month, and welcomed their efforts are coming to fruition and concurred to further promote cooperation among the three parties.
  4. The Ministers agreed to hold the third Strategic Dialogue between the foreign ministers in the near future to further strengthen bilateral relations and regional stability, and confirmed that they will continue to work closely together.

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