Japan-Oman Relations

March 3, 2023
Two ministers shaking hands

On March 3, commencing at 10:20 a.m. (local time; on March 3, 13:50 p.m. JST) for approximately 15 minutes, H.E. Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting India to participate in the Japan-Australia-India-U.S. (Quad) Foreign Ministers' Meeting, held a meeting with H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi stated that the bilateral relations between Japan and Oman, which marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation last year, have developed steadily in a wide range of fields, and that he would like to further develop the bilateral relations in a wider range of areas, including in the energy sector, under the Comprehensive Partnership between Japan and Oman.
  2. Minister Hayashi stated that the stable supply of LNG from Oman, which has been a reliable partner for Japan for many years, is extremely important. The two Ministers concurred to promote further cooperation in the field of clean energy, such as renewable energy, hydrogen, and ammonia, in addition to the traditional energy sector.
  3. The two Ministers exchanged views on the collaboration in the international community since Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East including the situation in Yemen and Iran, and confirmed to continue to work closely together.

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