Japan-Turkey Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Conversation
August 31, 2018
Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, had a telephone conversation for approximately 15 minutes commencing at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, with H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The overview is as follows.
- Minister Kono, referring to the recent relationship between Turkey and the United States, mentioned that a strong and resilient Turkish economy is important for Japan, and Japan supports the economic stability of Turkey. In return, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU expressed his gratitude to the remarks.
- Minister Kono stated his hope for stabilization of the relationship between Turkey and the United States, as Japan enjoy friendly relationships with both countries, and expressed his intention to cooperate. In return, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU welcomed it and explained the effort to improve the situation such as dialogues with the United States.
- The two Ministers shared the view that they would continue to have dialogues. H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU expressed that he hoped the Japan-Turkey relationship, especially in the economic area, would be further strengthened.