Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on H.E. Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi,
President of the Republic of Tunisia
On December 26th, commencing at 10:15 AM (local time, 6:15 PM December 26th Japan time) for apporiximately 15 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr.Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia during his visit to Tunisia. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- In the beginning, H.E. Mr. Essebsi welcomed Minister Kono’s visit to Tunisia, and stated that taking his visit as an opportunity he would like to further strengthen the partnership between Tunisia and Japan.
- In response, Minister Kono stated that his visit to Tunisia is the first time in 8 years as a Foreign Minister for Japa, and expressed his respect for the strong determination of Tunisia which achieved transition to democracy through the “Arab Spring”. Minister Kono also said that Japan seeks to further develop the relationship between Tunisia and Japan.
- Minister Kono noted that recently Japanese enterprises are accelerating the development of their businesses in Tunisia, and expressed his intention to further promote the entry of Japanese businesses by, among other things, setting up legal frameworks. In response, H.E. Mr. Essebsi stated that he welcomed the further expansion of Japanese companies.
- Moreover, the two confirmed to expand the dialogue on regional and international situations.