Japan-United States of America Relations

November 5, 2017
Kono and Kushner 1
Kono and Kushner 2

On November 5, commencing at 6:20 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from Mr. Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, during his visit to Japan. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows:

  1. At the outset, Minister Kono welcomed the Senior Advisor's visit to Japan. Minister Kono stated that Japan intends to further deepen its engagement in the Middle East, as it regards the Middle East as one of the pillars of Japanese diplomacy, and continue to collaborate on Middle East diplomacy.
  2. In response, Senior Advisor Kushner said that the United States intends to continue cooperating closely on various issues the two countries face.
  3. The two sides exchanged views focusing on Middle East issues, including peace in the Middle East and Iran, and affirmed that the two countries will continue to work together on these issues.

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