Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on H.E. Mr. Saad Dine EL OTMANI,
Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
On December 24th, commencing at 4:00 PM (local time, 00:00 AM December 25th Japan time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Saad Dine EL OTMANI, Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, during his visit to Morocco. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- In the beginning, H.E. Mr. El Otomani stated that the relationship between Morocco and Japan has been very well for a long time, and that Japan is a very important partner for Morocco in Asia. In response, Minister Kono indicated that the two countries have enjoyed great relationship based on the close relationship between the Imperial and Royal families in both countries, though his visit is the first time in 31 years as a Foreign Minister for Japan in a bilateral context. Minister Kono also stressed that many Japanese companies expand their business in Morocco, and expressed his hope that mutual visits of both Foreign Ministers will be more active.
- Moreover the two exchanged opinions on bilateral relations and cooperation in the international arena, and confirmed that the two countries will also cooperate to hold TICAD 7 successfully.