Meeting between Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Minister of Royal Office of Oman Sultan bin Mohammed Al Numani
On Wednesday, December 27, from 10:35 (local time) for approximately 35 minutes, Mr. Taro Kano, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting Muscat, Oman, held a meeting with H.E. General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Numani, Minister of Royal Office of Sultanate of Oman. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. In the beginning, Minister Numani welcomed Minister Kono’s visit to Oman, and Minister Kono mentioned that he would like to strengthen the bilateral relationship in various fields, adding that he especially would like to further deepen the relation in the field of economy. Minister Mumani replied that he welcomed the existing solid bilateral relationship, stating that he would like to make his effort for further enhancement of the relationship.
2. In addition, Minister Kono explained the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy,” saying that he wishes to cooperate with Oman in this regard, and Minister Numani welcomed this idea and expressed his hope that Japan would play a big role in the region.
3. Furthermore, the two ministers exchanged views on the situation in East Asia including North Korea, and the situation in the Middle East including the Yemen situation, the Qatar issue, and the Jerusalem issue.