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Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

September 8, 2021

 On September 8, commencing at 4:00 p.m. for 30 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II, Brunei Darussalam. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. Regarding the situation in Myanmar, Minister Erywan updated Minister Motegi on the latest situation on ASEAN’s efforts, and explained his future activities as the ASEAN Special Envoy. In response, Minister Motegi expressed his gratitude for the explanation and his high expectations for the realization of Minister Erywan’s visit to Myanmar. Minister Motegi also explained the status of the Government of Japan’s considerations on humanitarian assistance that would facilitate the implementation of the “Five-Point Consensus” and support the activities of the Special Envoy.
  2. Furthermore, Minister Motegi expressed his respect to Minister Erywan for his hard work amidst many difficulties that come with the great expectations from the international community on the Special Envoy and the responsibility the position bears. Minister Motegi, pointing out the importance of holding dialogues with as many people concerned as possible during the visit to Myanmar, reiterated that the Government of Japan would fully support his activities. In response, Minister Erywan expressed his gratitude for the support from Japan, and stated that he would take on board Japan’s advice in carrying out his mission as the Special Envoy. The two ministers concurred to continue working in close coordination in order to turn around the situation in Myanmar.
  3. In addition, Minister Motegi stated that, in consideration of the current situation due to the spread of COVID-19 in Brunei, the Government of Japan would provide 50,000 N95 masks to the Brunei Darussalam, as an assistance for response to infectious disease under the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) stockpile project financed by Japan. Minister Erywan expressed his gratitude for the support from Japan.

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