Japan-Timor-Leste Foreign Minister’s Meeting
On September 28, commencing at 5:10p.m.for approximately 20 minutes , Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan held a meeting with H.E. Mrs. Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, who was visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for the former Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his appreciation to Minister Magno for attending the state funeral and stated again that he would like to further develop Japan-Timor- Leste relations, utilizing the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Timor-Leste. In response, Minister Magno reiterated her sincere condolence on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe while touching upon his achievement, and stated that Japan was the country which supported Timor-Leste even before its independence, and Timor-Leste would never forget it. Minister Magno also stated that she would work with Minister Hayashi to further enhance the bilateral cooperative relations.
- Minister Hayashi explained his intension to steadily carry out concrete cooperation in the field of infrastructures as well as capacity building in maritime safety to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”. The two minister reaffirmed to continue further promoting cooperation in the above mentioned areas. Furthermore, Minister Hayashi stated that he would like to enhance cooperation in various areas, includinghuman resources development, and conveyed continuous support again for the efforts of Timor-Leste to join ASEAN. In response, Minister Magno appreciated the support.
- The two ministers also exchanged views on international challenge, including Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the situation in the East and South China Seas. The two ministers also affirmed that they would work closely together in dealing with North Korea, including on the nuclear, missile and abductions issues.