Japan-Egypt Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Conversation
July 19, 2018
Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs had a telephone conversation for approximately 10 minutes commencing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, with H.E. Mr. Sameh SHOUKRY, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The overview is as follows.
- In the beginning, H.E. Mr. Sameh SHOUKRY expressed his condolences for the victims by the heavy rain in Western Japan and hoped that Japan would overcome severe damages by the disaster as early as possible. In reply, Minister Kono thanked for the condolences and extended his congratulations to H.E. Mr. SHOUKRY upon his reappointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs in second term of President El-Sisi. Minister Kono said that Japan remains committed to supporting efforts by Egypt towards achieving economic reform and sustainable development.
- In return, H.E. Mr. SHOUKRY expressed his gratitude for Japanese assistance to Egypt’s efforts for reform. H.E. Mr. SHOUKRY said that Egypt committed to strengthening the relationship with Japan and he would stay in touch with Minister Kono for this goal. Both Ministers also exchanged their views on cooperation toward the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (“TICAD7”) to be held in Japan in 2019.