Japan-Bahrain Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On Saturday, October 27 from 3:35 p.m. (local time; (9:35 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in Manama, Bahrain. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Kono said that he intends to work closely together with Minister Khalid to promote bilateral cooperation and realize stabilization in the region. He also stated Japan's commitment to maintain stability in the Middle East and its intention to contribute to long-term stability in the region.
- In response, Minister Khalid said that he intends to work together with Minister Kono to expand the bilateral relations in various fields and expressed his appreciation for the active role played by Japan towards stability in the Middle East. In addition, Minister Khalid expressed his intention to continue to work with Minister Kono to enhance the relationship of the two countries.
- Furthermore, the two ministers discussed regional affairs, including the situation in the Middle East and the issue of North Korea, and Minister Kono emphasized Japan's intention to provide maximum support towards stability in the Middle East. Minister Khalid expressed high expectations for Japan's role in achieving stability in the Middle East.