Japan-Turkey Relations

October 24, 2018

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, had a telephone conversation for approximately 10 minutes commencing at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey. The overview is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Abe stated this telephone conversation was to express sincere gratitude directly to President Erdoğan who did significant efforts concerning the Japanese journalist who was captured in Syria and released in Turkey. Prime Minister Abe deeply thanked for significant efforts by President Erdoğan and Turkish government officials for the release and protection of Japanese journalist.

2. In response, President Erdoğan stated President was really glad that the Japanese journalist could enter Turkey with the support of Turkish authorities, would like to continue to support his early return to Japan, and hoped to develop the bilateral relationship in various areas.

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