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Japan-UAE Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

January 28, 2022

On January 28, commencing at 9:20 p.m. for 15 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah congratulated Minister Hayashi on his appointment as foreign minister. Following the remarks, Minister Hayashi strongly condemned the series of recent attacks against Abu Dhabi which were claimed by the Houthis. With regards to the attacks on January 17 which resulted in casualties, Minister Hayashi expressed his condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families, and prayed for the swift recovery of those who were injured through the incident.
  2. Minister Hayashi expressed Japan’s commitment to continue to actively contribute to the stability of the Middle East region in coordination with the UAE and other countries concerned.
  3. The two ministers confirmed that they will continue to further promote cooperation in various fields, as 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the UAE.

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