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Japan-Bahrain Foreign Minister’s Meeting

September 29, 2022
Japan-Bahrain Foreign Minister’s Meeting

 On September 29, commencing at 15:05 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Foreign Minister Hayashi expressed his appreciation for the visit by Minister Zayani to Japan to attend the State Funeral for Former Prime Minister Abe. In response, Minister Zayani, expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of Former Prime Minister Abe and stated that former Prime Minister Abe was a great leader and left a significant diplomatic legacy.
  2. Minister Zayani expressed that he is pleased to welcome the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bahrain. Minister Hayashi stated that he hopes that the relationship between the two countries will become closer in areas such as economy and business, based on the Japan-Bahrain Investment Agreement signed in June this year and other relevant agreements, and Minister Zayani concurred with his statement.
  3. The two Ministers noted the upcoming resumption of visa-free travel from Bahrain to Japan, which had been temporarily suspended due to the spread of the COVID-19, and confirmed the early introduction of visa waiver measures for Bahraini diplomatic and official passport holders.
  4. Furthermore, the two Ministers exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and confirmed that it is essential for the international community to cooperate to ensure that Russia ends its aggression in Ukraine as soon as possible, and that they will continue to work closely together. The two Ministers also concurred on the need for United Nations reform including that of the United Nations Security Council.

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