Japan-Tunisia Relations

December 9, 2020
Courtesy Call on President Saide of the Republic of Tunisia by Foreign Minister Motegi(Reception)
Courtesy Call on President Saide of the Republic of Tunisia by Foreign Minister Motegi

 On December 9th, commencing at 4:15 PM (local time, 0:15 AM on December 10th in Japan time) for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Kais SAIED, President of the Republic of Tunisia, during his visit to Tunisia. The overview is as follows.

  1.  At the outset, Minister MOTEGI expressed his respect for the fact that Tunisia has prospered in a vigorous and democratic manner under the leadership of President Saide. Minister MOTEGI stated that he would like to strengthen bilateral ties including economic relationship toward TICAD8, which will be held in Tunisia in 2022. In response, President Saide welcomed Minister MOTEGI’s visit to Tunisia and expressed his willingness to further enhance Japan-Tunisia relationship following this visit.
  2.  Minister MOTEGI stated that Japan has carried out, in mobilizing Japan’s strength such as quality infrastructure and cutting-edge technologies, the economic cooperation that facilitates the reforms for socio-economic stabilization, to which Tunisia attaches great importance. President Saide expressed his gratitude to Japan’s assistance and cooperation, as well as his hope for Japan’s further cooperation that would contribute to Tunisia’s socio-economic reforms.
  3.  Minister MOTEGI spoke about “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” and President Saide stated that he shares Japan’s concept. Then, they shared the view that they would closely cooperate in order to build a free and open international order based on the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific that connects Asia and Africa.
  4.  They also confirmed their close collaboration toward the success of TICAD8 and reaffirmed their continued cooperation on the various issues of the international community, such as North Korea including the abductions issue, Middle East Peace Process, and Libya.

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