Japan-Tunisia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
August 28, 2019
Mr. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister, held a Meeting with H.M. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, who is visiting Japan to attend the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), commencing at 2:00 p.m. on August 28 for approximately 20 minutes. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Kono welcomed the opportunity to meet with Minister Jhinaoui again, and conveyed his message of condolences on the passing of the late President Essebsi. Minister Kono also expressed his wishes for the success of the coming presidential and general elections.
- Following that, the two ministers welcomed the signing of the Exchange of Notes regarding a grant aid on to improve security for the “Economic and Social Development Programme” which is to be conducted today on 28th, as well as the signings of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the field of “Quality Infrastructure Investment” and the MOU between JETRO and The Foreign Investment Promotion Agency «FIPA-Tunisia» (FIPA). The two ministers shared the view to closely work together toward arranging a framework for promoting economic relations such as technical cooperation agreement and a tax convention between the two countries.
- In addition, Minister Kono expressed his congratulations on Tunisia’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The two ministers also exchanged views regarding the international affairs including the North Korea situation.